Carli Lloyd has some serious leg strength. The general population is already known as the two-time FIFA Women's Player of the Year at 55-yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice got the attention of not just the general population, but also a number of NFL executives.
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On Monday it was reported by Martin Rogers of FOX Sports that several NFL teams actually contacted Lloyd about kicking for them, some going as far as to see if they were interested in kicking in the NFL preseason, which wraps up on August 29th.
According to Lloyd's trainer and director of the Universal Soccer Academy James Galanis, things moved very, very fast.
"Today [Monday]they got another call from another NFL team …"
It would obviously be monumental if Lloyd ever made her NFL debut, as she would be the first woman to ever play in the league. While Lloyd is in the midst of a season with the Sky FC in the National Women's Soccer League, Team Galanis said she had no idea what she was doing NFL level.
"Kicking field goals comes down to the right mechanics."
Lloyd and the United States women's national soccer team.
Lloyd and the United States women's national soccer team NFL preseason debut, which was a sticking point in Lloyd tabling the offer for now.
Ultimately, Carli Lloyd knows the dramatic effect in the NFL would have on society, including further shining light on gender equality. She is one of the greatest soccer athletes of all time.
Galileo's interview with Rogers certainly seems to indicate that the multiple offers from NFL teams weigh heavily on Lloyd's mind. Galanis said, "We are definitely thinking about it. Knowing Carli, this is why it is enticing for her, because it is a challenge. That's what Carli thrives on, it's the next thing she can conquer. Lloyd kicking in the NFL in his 1
We can only hope that we have had more conversations on the subject season of existence would be one of the best league stories in the world, and a truly intriguing way for one of the greatest US athletes of all time to finish up their athletic career.