American football player Carli Lloyd is reportedly considering a trip to the NFL after kicking a 55-yard field goal at a recent practice in Philadelphia Eagles, but San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen believes the World Cup winner should stay with her own sport.
& # 39; Sounds nice until someone blocks the kick and suddenly she defends & # 39 ;, Allen wrote on Twitter. & # 39; Would be like the rush scene in the lion king movie. & # 39;
Allen did not finish her 55-meter field goal. As the 27-year-old former Cal-star on Twitter has added: & # 39; She does have a boot! & # 39;
According to her trainer James Galanis, Lloyd was offered a selection for the final preseason by an NFL team that he did not mention. Lloyd was busy preparing Thursday's exhibition against Portugal, but Galanis said she would consider training to prepare for the 2020 NFL season.
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American women's football player Carli Lloyd is considering a trip to the NFL after kicking a 55-yard field goal at a recent practice in Philadelphia Eagles, but San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen believes the World Cup winner should stay with her own sport
Keenan Allen, the receiver of the charger, was not completely the goal of 55 meters from Carli Lloyd. As the 27-year-old former Cal-star on Twitter has added: & # 39; She does have a boot! & # 39;
Football player Carli Lloyd reached a field goal of 55 meters during a recent joint training of Eagles-Ravens
& # 39; If she's going to do this, she'll do it – she trains in the off season, she gets ready so she just doesn't do it for the sake of doing it, & # 39; Galanis said ESPN. & # 39; If she is going to do it, she is going to do it so that she can become a success. & # 39;
As for Allen, the commentators were less than friendly.
Many pointed to the male place kickers and gamblers of the competition, none of whom are known for their approach.
A responder placed a GIF from retired kicker Sebastian Janikowski with a tackle: & # 39; This is one of the best 10-year kickers to play defense, so I'm not really sure what your point is. & # 39;
& # 39; Legitimate question … how does this differ from other kickers? & # 39; another fan asked. & # 39; The same would happen to 99% of them. & # 39;
Some seemed encouraged by Lloyd & # 39; s potential as an NFL place kicker.
& # 39; That woman has legs and people may be surprised what she could do & # 39 ;, wrote a fan. & # 39; She may not have the upper body strength of NFL players, but does not exclude her from planting her feet and shoulders down. & # 39;
Afterwards, Lloyd was congratulated by kickers Justin Tucker (Ravens) and Jake Elliott (Eagles)
As many fans have noted, Lloyd needed a five-meter approach to reach the 55-meter field goal, which is not a luxury she would get in a game. Instead, NFL site shoppers use a three-step approach to limit the amount of time the other team has to rush the holder and possibly block the attempt.
After being criticized for celebrating too much in their 13-0 World Cup opening victory over Thailand, Carli Lloyd went with a sarcastic & # 39; golf & # 39; blow in the group F victory over Chile
But even given that Lloyd & # 39; s approach helped her to generate extra power, her 55-yarder still had sufficient distance and divided the narrow uprights of a practice field goal post, which is less forgiving than the in-game model .
Lloyd attended a joint training camp practice last Tuesday and with the Eagles and Baltimore Ravens during a break in their training, she repeatedly drilled 40-yard field goals and even a 55-yard attempt that went viral.
Although the NFL has never had a female player, women have played collegially – especially as place kickers and gamblers. Katie Hnida, for example, became the first woman to score in a Division I-A bowl game in 2000 while kicking to Colorado, and later transferred to New Mexico, where she played for three seasons.
The NFL currently has many former soccer players (or & # 39; soccer players & # 39;) on rosters. Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. said his football coach tried to convince him to play for the American junior national team when he was 14, but the All-Pro wide receiver eventually chose the gridiron.
More often, former football players have caught as place kickers and gamblers in the NFL.
In high school now retired kicker Josh Scobee played soccer with one of America's best, Clint Dempsey; and Pete Gogolak, born in Hungary, revolutionized the position after converting into the country as a teenager in 1956.
A twice FIFA player of the year, Lloyd, a midfielder, has 113 international goals for the United States in her career.
Lloyd, from nearby Delran Township, New Jersey is not the only Eagles fan in the American women's team. Teammate Julie Ertz is married to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.
Lloyd currently plays for Sky Blue FC from Piscataway, New Jersey, in the National Women's Soccer League.
Lloyd and the American women recently played Ireland in a friendly game and will play again on Thursday
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