Women’s World Cup Champ Carli Lloyd Nails 55-Yard Field Goal at Eagles Practice

Can Lloyd Kick it? Yes, she can.

USWNT's Carli Lloyd Nails 55-Yard Field Goal at Eagles Practice
Carli Lloyd of the United States takes a shot against Ireland. (Shaun Clark/Getty)
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By Evan Bleier / August 21, 2019 9:10 am

Carli Lloyd isn’t in Tribe Called Quest, but she can really kick it.

At Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp on Tuesday, the World Cup champion —  who scored three goals in the 2019 World Cup and has 113 in her career — practiced taking field goals alongside Philly placekicker Jake Elliott and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.

During the session, 37-year-old Lloyd, a  New Jersey native and die-hard Eagles fan, nailed 40-yard field goals with room to spare and even hit a 55-yarder.

“It’s great. It’s obviously something you don’t get to see very often,” Lloyd said, via NBC 10 Philadelphia. “You see the guys playing on a week-to-week basis, but to kind of see what goes into it all – the staff, some of the guys doing extra stuff afterwards – it’s cool. It’s different. This is when all the real stuff happens. This is what people don’t see and I was glad I can be a part of it and thanks to the Eagles for having me out.”

After seeing Lloyd’s big boot, former Cowboys VP of player personnel Gil Brandt made a serious point and then took a shot at one of Dallas’ NFC rivals. “Honestly, I don’t think it will be long before we see a woman break through this NFL barrier,” Brandt tweeted. “I’d give her an honest tryout if I were, say, the Bears.”

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