USWNT star Lloyd hits 55-yard field goal

first_imgU.S. women’s national team star Carli Lloyd could have a job waiting for her in the NFL when her soccer playing days are done.  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.  It turned out to be an impressive display from Lloyd, who knocked through several attempts with room to spare.   Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The highlight of the day was the 37-year-old burying a 55-yarder, a distance that can be trying for even the best in the NFL.  Now that we have your attention, here’s a 55-yarder! — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 And to her credit, she did not hit an upright, which is more than many NFL kickers can say.What did you expect? She’s a World Champion. @CarliLloyd | #FlyEaglesFly — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd, who also plays for Sky Blue in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), spoke about her experience after practice. “I’m really impressed with all these guys,” she said in a video on Twitter. “It’s awesome to be here, looking forward to the season and fly Eagles fly!” #FlyEaglesFly at the @USWNT parade #FlyEaglesFly at today’s practice @CarliLloyd knows — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019 Lloyd is a two-time Women’s World Cup champion, a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic gold medalist.  She sits joint-eighth in all-time Women’s World Cup goals with 10 over the course of her sterling career. But this was not her first time at an NFL training camp.  Back in 2015, when Lloyd was playing for the Houston Dash, she famously went to Houston Texans training camp as well.  At the time the Texans were being featured on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, with Lloyd making a cameo for a kicking competition with now-retired defensive lineman and a man not known for his kicking abilities, Vince Wilfork. World Cup Champion @CarliLloyd vs. 325lb @Wilfork75 .Field Goal Contest?!Yup. It happened. #HardKnocks — NFL (@NFL) September 8, 2015 Lloyd and Sky Blue have had their struggles in league play this season and will be hoping to turn things in the right direction when they take on her former team Houston on Saturday.last_img

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