Rockville Centre's Crystal Dunn back for another run to capture 3rd straight Women's World Cup

The Long Islander says she and her teammates' successful fight for equal pay is something that goes beyond women's soccer and has inspired women to be able to stand up and advocate for themselves.

Kevin Maher

Jul 18, 2023, 11:36 PM

Updated 310 days ago

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A Rockville Centre native is back with Team USA for another run at the Women's World Cup.
Crystal Dunn and the rest of the players on the team are looking to become the first team to win three straight World Cups.
"It would be the most amazing and exciting thing ever to be part of history in that way," Dunn told News 12's Kevin Maher.
Dunn was a member of the last World Cup winning team, but 14 of her teammates will be making their debuts on the big stage.
The Long Islander says having that young talent is a "threat" to other teams.
"Opponents don't know much about them - I think that's amazing for them and for our team," Dunn says. "I think our team does a good job of preaching that doesn't matter about your age. 'We are trusting you on the field to do your job to the best of your ability,' that's the message we have hammered down to the young players."
Dunn says she and her teammates' successful fight for equal pay is something that goes beyond women's soccer and has inspired women to be able to stand up and advocate for themselves.
The Americans' first World Cup game is Friday at 9 p.m. against Vietnam.


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