Carli Lloyd celebrates one of her two goals. (USA TODAY Sports)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Whether its football or futbol, Carli Lloyd certainly still gets her kicks because of the way she kicks.

Lloyd struck twice as the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 victory over Portugal in the team’s third game of its Victory Tour before a sold-out crowd of 19,600 at Allianz Field Tuesday night.

She made headlines recently when she kicked a 55-yard field goal at the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp and talked about considering an offer to play with an NFL team.

The win was Jill Ellis’ 105th victory as the U.S. coach, tying her with Tony DiCicco’s record (1994-1999). Ellis, 105-7-18, will step down in October after the team’s final two Victory Tour games.

The result gave the Americans a week of their two-game series against Portugal as they registered a 4-0 win in Philadelphia last Thursday.

The USA, which secured its second consecutive Women’s World Cup crown earlier this summer, won all nine matchs with Portugal and never has allowed a goal.

Lloyd, 37, tallied in the 22nd minute and converted a penalty kick in the 32nd minute. She has 117 career goals and leads the team with 12 this year.

She made headlines recently when she kicked a 55-yard field goal at the Philadelphia Eagles’ training camp and talked about considering an offer to play with an NFL team.

Lindsey Horan added a goal in 93rd minute on a header off a corner kick from Christen Press, who has a team-high 11 assists this year.

Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle did not play because of concussion protocol. Lloyd started at forward for the second successive match while Jessica McDonald took the place of forward Megan Rapinoe, who hasn’t played during the tour due to an Achilles injury. Defender Kelley O’Hara was sidelined by an ankle injury.

Defender Ali Krieger and her fiancée, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, were not with the team because of a family emergency.

North Carolina Courage forward Kristen Hamilton made her U.S. debut in the 76th minute, replacing McDonald.