There was a time only a few years back when just playing the game was enough for Crystal Dunn.
But a combination of factors — from the unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake last year to the pandemic to the national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay — have made Dunn intent on speaking out and taking action.
She’s taken a role as vice president and secretary of the U.S. Women’s National Team Players’ Association and is active in negotiations for a new labor contract.
“When I was a young player on the national team . . .