Women’s World Cup Champ Carli Lloyd Nails 55-Yard Field Goal at Eagles Practice
Can Lloyd Kick it? Yes, she can.
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.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019
“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.”
Have the @Eagles signed a new kicker? Not exactly, but world champion soccer player @CarliLloyd stopped by the Birds' practice and showed off her leg with some impressive field goals. More coverage from camp –> https://t.co/W0jcOtic9G pic.twitter.com/sEgOMupWRb
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 20, 2019
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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