Crystal Dunn’s husband, Pierre Soubrier, is happy for the USWNT’s win despite being from France. Soubrier is originally from Aurignac, France but posted a photo of himself wearing his wife’s jersey on the eve of the big match. Prior to the World Cup, Dunn also noted she believes she converted her in-laws as well.
“My in-laws, they’re French and they want the women’s side to do well. But obviously I’m a part of the family now and they’re rooting for me and they want me to go all the way,” Dunn told the USA Today. “They’ve said it’s going to be quite tough if we play France. I told them to wear only one jersey and I hope it’s the U.S. jersey.”
Dunn and Soubrier got married late in December of 2018 in Long Island, New York. The couple met through the NWSL as Soubrier was the Washington Spirit’s trainer, per Front Row Soccer.
“We met at work,” Dunn explained to Front Row Soccer. “He was an athletic trainer and that’s where our paths crossed. Similar jobs. He loves the game. i always have this great support system because he’s just as passionate about the game as I am. Over the dinner table it’s definitely a good conversation.”
Crystal’s Husband Traveled to France to Watch the USWNT’s Quarterfinal Match
Soubrier posted a photo on Instagram from the Portland International Airport on his way to France for the big match.
“Another body to help carry this @uswnt to the Cup! @cdunn19 I’m on my way! ?✈️??… Let’s Go ?? ????,” Soubrier posted.
After the couple’s wedding, Dunn posted a photo of the couple on Instagram with a thoughtful caption.
“Wow! ????? i literally get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. What an amazing night! #bestdayever #crysandpsayoui @pierresoubrier,” Dunn noted on Instagram.
Pierre Was Named the Portland Thorns Head Athletic Trainer in 2019
Dunn and Soubrier both find themselves on different NWSL clubs. Dunn plays for North Carolina, while Soubrier announced in January of 2019 that he was named the head athletic trainer for the Portland Thorns.
“It’s Official! New job started today! Head Athletic Trainer @ThornsFC ?Super excited for this new journey in such a special football city! #BAONPDX #NWSL #ATC,” Soubreier tweeted.
Crystal & Pierre Were World Cup Buddies in 2015
Dunn missed out being named to the 2015 World Cup roster. Dunn detailed her experience in an article for The Players’ Tribune and explained that she watched the 2015 World Cup games at a Maryland bar with Soubrier. The trainer was just a friend at this point, but the two bonded over watching the games.
Those days in the bars, I couldn’t have done them alone. I needed a viewing partner who knew the game, someone I could cheer with, someone I could vent to. I had a friend named Pierre, an athletic trainer with the Portland Thorns who lived in the area. I would text him to come down and catch a game. Like I said, it could be … difficult for me to watch sometimes. And I can only imagine what it was like to watch with me. Depending on the game, or the score, I’d be cheering hard or sulking in my seat.
Dunn noted that she may have missed the World Cup but gained her eventual husband. Soubrier encouraged her to try to make the 2019 team and now he is watching her play in the games instead of watching the matches at the bar.
Four years later, that guy’s my husband. So how about that? Missed the World Cup, and gained a husband. I don’t know if I’d call it a completely fair trade … but I’m learning to live with it, haha!