Carli Lloyd just might give up her soccer jersey for one with an NFL team. (Photo courtesy of Manchester City)
PHILADELPHIA — Carli Lloyd kicking for an NFL team? It just might not be as far fetched as you might think.
The U.S. women’s national team star has said she is considering potential offers from clubs after kicking a 55-yard field goal during Philadelphia Eagles practice.
Lloyd did not name any teams that were interested in signing her.
“I was laughing about it with my husband at first. But now I’m sort of entertaining the idea,” Lloyd told NBCSports Philadelphia. “I think that I definitely could do it with the right practice and the right technique and get my steps down and figure all that out. I don’t want to go in there blindly. I want to actually attempt to do it. But I know that I definitely could do it because anything I set my mind to do, I can do it. And I actually do kick balls for a living. So, yeah, it’s all about the technique, and we’ll see what happens.”
Lloyd, a native of Delran, N.J., which is near Philadelphia, threw the first pitch Tuesday night before the Philadelphia Phillies played the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Americans, who won their second consecutive Women’s World Cup title last month, is in Philadelphia to play Portugal at Lincoln Financial Field as part of a victory tour Thursday.
Lloyd performs for Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.