Crystal Dunn has been voted Player of the Week for Week 8 of the 2018 season by the NWSL Media Association.
Dunn earns the Week 8 nod after scoring the opening goal in the Courage’s 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC on Saturday, May 19. With the win, the Courage improved to 7-0-2.
This is the seventh time Dunn has earned NWSL Player of the Week and she is now the all-time leader for most NWSL Player of the Week awards.
Her goal came in the 16th minute off of a cross from forward Jessica McDonald. The play began with a forced turnover in the midfield by midfielder Debinha. Debinha played McDonald through down the right wing and McDonald crossed it into the box where Dunn was crashing. Dunn hit it with her left foot one-time for the go-ahead goal.
This goal was Dunn’s fourth of the year and she is now tied for second-place in the league for scoring. Dunn finished the game with four shots and four key passes. Out of 32 total passes, she had a 81.3% passing success rate and got off three crosses.
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by the NWSL Media Association, a collection of writers that cover the league on a consistent basis. For more information on the NWSL Media Association, follow them on Twitter.