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Sport Carli Lloyd is serious about pursuing an NFL kicking job after the 2020 Olympics

03:50  21 november  2019
03:50  21 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Lloyd also revealed she had two offers from NFL teams to play in the final game of the 2019 preseason. She has time, however, as she’s focused on making the 2020 Olympic soccer team before shifting her thoughts to the NFL .

Lloyd sent Galanis a screen shot of a text from an NFL General Manager offering a chance to kick in a game Thursday, one of two teams she’s had And she’s said in the past she hoped to play soccer through the 2020 Olympics (to try for a third gold medal), but if that doesn’t happen, she might have

It’s been a few months since the video of USWNT star Carli Lloyd hitting a 55-yard field goal went viral, but it’s still on her mind. Lloyd is serious about pursuing an NFL kicking career in the future, she said on The Rich Eisen Show Wednesday.

a group of men playing a game of football: USWNT star Carli Lloyd is serious about the possibility of being an NFL kicker. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)© Provided by Oath Inc. USWNT star Carli Lloyd is serious about the possibility of being an NFL kicker. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

"This isn’t just a publicity stunt or something that I’m having fun, just string the media along. I know that I can do it,” Lloyd said. “I know that I have the mental capacity in pressure situations. I know that there would be loads of people that want to see me fail. That’s no different than the entirety of my career.”

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I know that I can do it,” Lloyd said. “I know that I have the mental capacity in pressure situations. I know that there would be loads of people that want to see me fail. She has time, however, as she’s focused on making the 2020 Olympic soccer team before shifting her thoughts to the NFL .

The two-time World Cup champion and two-time gold medalist Lloyd added that she’s kicked in pads and a helmet, but would want some time to make sure’s really got the process down before going for it. She has time, however, as she’s focused on making the 2020 Olympic soccer team before shifting her thoughts to the NFL.

“I definitely want to entertain it, but I want to be good at it,” Lloyd said. “I want to be able to do it. That’s ultimately what it comes down to.”

“There’s obviously a lot of other things that are a bit challenging, with big men on the line and people running at you.”

Further, Lloyd revealed that she actually got two offers from NFL teams to kick in a preseason game, but had to decline due to her own playing schedule. She did say that making a preseason roster would have been an “ideal” situation.

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Carli Lloyd might seriously pursue career in NFL , but not until 2020 . It seems like both Lloyd and Galanis are serious about giving it a shot. In the past week, the two have had conversations about how to adjust her kicking style, and shortening her run-up to two steps, which is customary for NFL kickers.

(CNN) Carli Lloyd has played in soccer World Cup finals. She's played in Olympic gold medal A clip of Lloyd kicking a field goal in practice with NFL team Philadelphia Eagles last year went viral on — Carli Lloyd (@ CarliLloyd ) January 23, 2020 . The team filed a lawsuit in March 2019 against the US

“If I can help pioneer and break down some doors for other women in the future, that would be amazing,” Lloyd, 37, added.

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