Crystal Dunn: ‘Black athletes can’t be put in a box and just be athletic’

In this week’s newsletter we speak to USWNT midfielder Crystal Dunn about burnout, pregnancy and the equal pay dealWelcome to Moving the Goalposts, the Guardian’s new (and free) women’s football newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version once a week, just pop your email in below:Last week was a rather eventful one for Crystal Dunn. The 29-year-old Portland Thorns midfielder welcomed a baby son, Marcel Jean Soubrier, into life with husband Pierre Soubrier and, just a couple of days before, the US women’s national team announced that they had reached an agreement for equal pay with the men’s team. “I joked with everyone saying I’m happy we got this done before I became a mom,” she says.

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