The world was occupied with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team that went on to win the Women’s World Cup throughout the months of June and July. Throughout the tournament, the squad dominated and one of the most remarkable players was Carli Lloyd, who has been heralded by many as one of the best in the globe.
Lloyd got to hang out with the Philadelphia Eagles this previous month where she scored a goal from 55 yards. Interestingly enough, this kick’s video ended up viral, and since fans wondered if a woman kicker might make it in the NFL or not.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019
Well according to Sports Illustrated, one NFL team is looking to find out as they offered Lloyd a chance to play on their roster for the final pre-season game of the summer. This information comes from Lloyd’s trainer James Galanis who kept the name of the team in question private. As he explained, he thinks Lloyd would be perfect as a kicker.
“I think Carli is perfectly made out for a job like that,” Galanis explained. “She loves the pressure. 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.” While it may be a long time before we see a female kicker in the NFL, there is no denying that progress is being made.