When it comes to women's sports, many turn a blind eye to their accomplishments. Nevertheless, with the most recent United States Women's National team (USWNT) win at the FIFA World Cup and the noise made at Wimbledon, it's about time we put a little respeck on the names of black women taking their sports by storm.
Here are the 12 black female athletes who are changing their games.
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In 2015, Crystal Dunn became the youngest player to win both the NWSL Most Valuable Player and the Golden Boot awards. Now, she is a part of the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) and is celebrating the US second consecutive Women's World Cup title. Although Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Alyssa Naeher have been credited for the women's win within the World Cup, Dunn can also be credited for the win for her role as left back. As a natural attacker with speed, strength, and endurance, she became the defender that the USWNT needed in some of the most challenging games.