Crystal Dunn: “Such an amazing feeling to score my first goal for the club!” (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
In her second game with the Chelsea Ladies, Crystal Dunn tallied the first goal in a 2-0 victory over UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals Fortuna Hjorring in the Algarve, Portugal Friday.
Dunn gave the English side all the scoring it needed in the first half. The former Albertson Fury player and Rockville Centre, N.Y. native won the possession of the ball high up the field before slotting home a right-footed shot against the Danish side.
“Every game I play in this Chelsea Jersey is a real game,” Dunn tweeted. “Such an amazing feeling to score my first goal for the club! Love my squad😘🙌🏾”
Eniola Aluko gave Chelsea some much-needed breathing room just she came on after the hour mark. Aluko finished from close range in the closed-door match.
Dunn, who played the entire 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Rosengard (Sweden) in another friendly Sunday, was replaced in the 90th minute. She also played the full 90 in a 2-0 win over the Hyundai Steel Red Angels Feb. 6.
A former Washington Spirit player, Dunn signed with Chelsea last month.
The Blues’ next preseason encounter is against LSK Kvinner (Norway) in Staines, England Monday.
They will begin competitive matches in the fifth round of the Women’s F.A. Cup Sunday, March 19 and start league action at Manchester City Sunday, April 23. Dunn’s U.S. national team teammate Carli Lloyd signed with City earlier this week.
Another game of note for Chelsea and Dunn will be against London rivals Arsenal May 17 and Heather O’Reilly, Dunn’s former international teammate.