Saturday, 21 September, 2019

USWNT star Carli Lloyd makes several splendid field goals at Eagles practice

Matt Rourke Matt Rourke
Cary Erickson | 22 August, 2019, 13:26

Get this girl a uniform!

Lloyd, a south New Jersey native and longtime Eagles fan, connected on several 40-yard attempts with room to spare before hitting from 55 yards after a joint practice between the Eagles and Baltimore Ravens in south Philadelphia, the team said.

The USWNT midfielder stopped by Philadelphia Eagles practice on Tuesday and took her turn trying to knock down field goals for the 2018 Super Bowl Champions.

Lloyd, a member of the US team that captured the 2019 World Cup in July, got a chance to show off her strong leg by nailing 40- and 55-yard field goals after the practice.

In the video, Lloyd said she was "really impressed with all these guys". She added, "It's awesome to be here. Really looking forward to the season".

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The impressive kick was noticed by NFL Hall of Famer Gil Brandt, who suggested that NFL teams should give her a tryout if she were ever willing to make a career switch.

One fan noted that Lloyd once connected on a far more significant long-range boot, part of her hat trick on a day the US team faced Japan in the 2015 World Cup final.

Oh, and the legendary kicker says he's willing to help her do it!

Lloyd's big leg shouldn't come as a surprise.

But, Martin tells us if she truly devotes herself to the craft. he could see her on a real National Football League field someday.