Can Carly Lloyd's Dreams for the NFL Become a Reality?
The World Cup champion was offered a chance to kick for an NFL team during the last week of the preseason, Lloyd coach James Galanis told Fox Sports on Monday.
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Lloyd said Sports Illustrated inquiries' from NFL video teams on her retraction of a 55-yard field goal for a coaching exercise between the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens went viral.
She added videos that sparked some "interesting conversation" about women potentially playing in the NFL.
Incl. On Monday, Galanis told Fox Sports that football greats in the United States have been given the opportunity to be on the NFL roster and see playing time. Galanis did not specify which NFL team, but Lloyd's interest went against the United States' game against Portugal on Thursday.
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All 32 NFL teams played on Thursday in the final set-up.
"I think Carly is perfectly made for this kind of work. She loves pressure, "Galanis told Fox Sports. "She has one of the hardest kicks in the world when it comes to women. She's great in long-distance balls, showing that she scored a goal from just last half of the World Cup final and is definitely in tune with the mechanics.
Lloyd told NBC Sports that joining the NFL would be "pretty massive" for young women.
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"Oh, that would be massive. Quite massive, ”she said. "If I was a little girl I watched and saw an NFL kicker who is a woman, that would be cool."
Fox News "Lucia I. Suarez Sang contributed to this report.