US Women’s National Soccer Player Crystal Dunn Says She Doesn’t Get The Same Shine As Her White Teammates

  • Written by Ashlee Banks
  • Published on 22nd July 2021
    Crystal Dunn stands among some of her teammates on U.S. women’s national soccer team / Photo Credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP
  • Soccer player Crystal Dunn, 29, who will be competing alongside her teammates on the U.S. women’s national soccer team in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer told The Undefeated that she feels unappreciated.
  • “I feel like someone has dimmed my light in a sense,” Dunn said. 
  • The two-time Olympian has been very successful in her career. Since 2013, she has played intermittently for the U.S. women’s soccer team and in 2019 she helped the team win the Women’s World Cup, as Blavity previously reported. She is one of two Black players on the team. 
  • After seeing how her teammates have been treated throughout the years, Dunn told The Undefeated that she believes being a dark-skinned African-American woman has stopped her from gaining the spotlight and from being treated like her white teammates.


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