Carli Lloyd says she’s ‘definitely gotten some inquiries’ from football teams after hitting 55-yard FG
On Tuesday, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team star Carli Lloyd went viral for kicking a 55-yard field goal through a skinny goal post after the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens joint training camp.
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Naturally, many figured Lloyd could be their team’s next kicker. But a sarcastic remark has turned into legitimacy, because she says that she’s got some inquiries from teams looking to add to their kicking room.
“You know, there’s been some interesting chatter about it [NFL teams being interested in her],” Lloyd told Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated. I think anything is possible. It’s been really interesting, because for me I’m just an athlete, I’m a competitor. But, for so many other people, they are starting to think ‘will there ever be a female in the NFL at some point?’
I think we are at the crossroads as far as equality and women empowerment, so you’re kind of being in the crosshairs of that. So, I’ve definitely gotten some inquiries, I’ve definitely gotten some people talking. Anything is possible, but right now, I’m strictly a soccer player, and we’ll see what the future holds.”
Lloyd certainly doesn’t need to shift over to the NFL, considering her impressive resume as a global soccer star. The diehard Eagles fan has won two World Cups with the U.S. Women’s National Team as a midfielder.
Lloyd is also a midfielder for New Jersey’s Sky Blue FC professional team (National Women’s Soccer League). She’s been a USA national team member since 2005 and has scored 114 goals in world play, including three in the 2019 World Cup.