Crystal Dunn has been outstanding for club and country in 2021. (USA TODAY Sports)
U.S. women’s national team defender Crystal Dunn and midfielder Lindsay Horan were among six players who were named Concacaf women’s player of the year finalists by the confederation on Friday.
Dunn, is a Rockville Centre, N.Y. native plays for the Portland Thorns (National Women’s Soccer League). Horan is the captain of the USWNT and is a member of the Olympique Lyonnais squad (France).
Other players in the running are Canada’s Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns, NWSL), Stephanie Labbe (Paris St-German, France) and Jessie Fleming (Chelsea, England) and Mexico’s Stephany Mayor (Tigres UANL, Mexico).
The voting process for the award will work as follows:
* 41 votes: one vote for each Concacaf association’s women’s national team head coach
* 41 votes: one vote for each Concacaf association’s women’s national team captain
* 9 votes: one vote each for nine representative members of the media from the Concacaf region
* 9 votes: fan voting through www.concacaf.com. The player with the most fan votes will receive four votes in the overall voting process; second place, three votes; third place, two votes (regardless of how many people vote online).