- Carli Lloyd scored a goal in the second half of the United States women’s national team’s friendly on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field and used her goal celebration to pay tribute to the NFL.
- In the 52nd minute, Lloyd put the USWNT up 3-0 and celebrated with the Philadelphia Eagles’ famous “Fly, Eagles, Fly,” and the NFL’s signal for made field goals.
- The US defeated Portugal 4-0.
- The soccer star made headlines when shecrushed a 55-yard field goalat Eagles’ training camp, which led to inquiries from NFL teams.
- Lloyd told FOX Sports after the match that she hopes to remain a member of the USWNT through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Beyond that, “anything’s possible.”
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There is a lot of buzz surrounding Carli Lloyd’s NFL prospects, and on Thursday night she gave the league a nod in her goal celebration.
The United States women’s national team played Portugal in a friendly at Lincoln Financial Field, home to the Philadelphia Eagles. The match had astand-alone friendly recordof 49,504 people in attendance, as only the 1996 Olympics and 1999 World Cup featuredbigger crowdson home soil.
In the 52nd minute, Lloyd scored a goal to put the US up 3-0. To celebrate, Lloyd did the Eagles’ famous “Fly, Eagles, Fly” celebration before finishing off with an “it’s good” signal done by officials for completed field goals.
The US defeated Portugal 4-0.
A die-hard Eagles fan, Lloyd made headlines when she joined the team at training camp on August 20 andcrushed a 55-yard field goal.
The viral video prompted an unexpected whirlwind for the soccer star. NFL teamscontacted herafter her viral kick and inquired about her seriousness about a shot at the NFL.
One undisclosed teamoffered her a roster spotfor Thursday night’s final preseason game. She turned down the offer because of the USWNT’s match against Portugal.
Pro Football Hall of Famekicker Morten Andersenand Buffalo Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka each offered Lloyd help in her NFL pursuit.
However, it will most likely be some time until Lloyd takes a shot at the NFL. After the match, Lloydtold FOX Sportsthat her focus is on remaining with the US team through the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“First and foremost, I’m a soccer player,” Lloyd said. “We’ll see what happens, but anything’s possible.”
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