Crystal Dunn, who grew up in Rockville Centre and starred for South Side High School, is a starting defender for the U.S. national team in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

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USA's Crystal Dunn warms up before a Women's World Cup Group F match against Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11 in Reims, France.

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USA's Crystal Dunn of the USA runs with the ball during a 2019 Women's World Cup Group F match against Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11 in Reims, France.

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USA's Crystal Dunn in action during a 2019 Women's World Cup Group F match against Thailand on June 11 at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, France.

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USA's Crystal Dunn in action during a 2019 Women's World Cup Group F match against Thailand on June 11 at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, France.

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USA's Crystal Dunn in action during a 2019 Women's World Cup Group F match against Thailand on June 11 at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, France.

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United States defender Crystal Dunn vies for the ball with Thailand midfielder Kanjana Sung Ngoen during a 2019 Women's World Cup Group F match on June 11 at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, France.

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