Crystal Dunn of USWNT Shares Adorable Pic With 9-Month-Old Son Following SheBelieves Cup Win

The professional soccer player welcomed her first baby with husband Pierre Soubrier last May.
Crystal Dunn.

Crystal Dunn.


Crystal Dunn and the U.S. Women’s National Team just won their sixth SheBelieves Cup, and the defender celebrated with the most adorable photo holding her 9-month-old son, Marcel.

The No. 1-ranked team, which also features Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, defeated Brazil with a 2–1 score on Wednesday.

“Trophies🏆✨🤎,” 30-year-old Dunn captioned the Feb. 22 post shared with her 327,000 followers. In the first two pics, she posed with her son on her hip, while the final slide featured a team photo of the women celebrating while holding the trophy.

“Future Legend and a GOAT,” Jaun chimed in the comments.

“Marcel’s first trophy 🏆😍,” quipped the official USWNT account.

“Marcel omfg has no business being that cute,” chirped San Diego Wave FC player Maddie Pogarch.

“You are exactly who all young girls need to look up to,” one fan gushed. “Thank you as a mom and woman for being such a hard worker and amazing athlete/mom and woman in general.”

The two-time Olympian shares Marcel with her husband, Pierre Soubrier. The two met when she played for the NWSL’s Washington Spirit and he was an athletic trainer for the team. They got married in December 2018 and welcomed Marcel last May.

In 2015, the New York native became the youngest MVP in the history of the NWSL at age 23.

In an interview with GQ Sports, Dunn detailed the months leading up to her delivery, and revealed that she practiced low impact, no-contact drills up until about a week before her due date.

“I was walking around, I was passing the ball a little, and I was jogging very, very slowly, but it still felt like I was an athlete,” Dunn said. “I needed to feel that throughout my pregnancy. I didn’t want to feel like you were this female athlete, and now you’re pregnant. No—I’m a female athlete who happens to be pregnant. Those two things can very much intertwine and exist in the same space.”

The Portland Thorns FC player returned to the field four months after giving birth. Getting back into the swing of things was a “slow progression” and she, like most women in her position, had no rule book or guide to follow about being a professional female athlete and a new mom.

“Your body still went through something traumatic five months ago,” the 2019 World Champion added. “I’m back, but I’m not back-back. I’m not at the level that I was before I was pregnant. I’m now in a space where I can embrace that.”

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Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.