Can Carli Lloyd’s NFL dreams become reality?
The World Cup champion was offered a chance to kick off an NFL team in the final week of the preseason, according to Lloyd’s trainer James Galanis on Fox Sports on Monday.
Lloyd told Sports Illustrated Friday that she has “definitely gotten some inquiries” from NFL teams after her video hitting a 55-yard field goal during a joint practice session between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens have gone viral.
He added the videos ignited some “interesting chatter” about women who potentially playing in the NFL.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019
On Monday, Galanis told Fox Sports that good U.S. soccer was given the opportunity to be part of an NFL roster and see game time. Galanis did not name which NFL team, but Lloyd’s interests were conflicted in the United States match against Portugal on Thursday.
All 32 NFL teams will play on Thursday in the final tune-up before the regular season.
“I think Carli is perfectly made out for a job like that. She loves the pressure,” Galanis told Fox Sports. “She’s got one of the hardest kicks in the world when it comes to women. She is great at long range balls, she displayed that by scoring a goal from just past the halfway line in a World Cup final, and she is definitely in tune with the mechanics. She would be an ideal candidate.”
Lloyd told NBC Sports that joining the NFL would be a “great opportunity” for young women to see.
“Oh, that would be massive. Pretty massive,” she said. “If I was a little girl watching and I saw an NFL kicker that was a female, that would be cool.” Lloyd said.