The United States Women’s National Soccer Team’s own Carli Llyod hung out at the Novacare Complex with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and even drilled a 55 yarder.
In 2017, we learned that if the Philadelphia Eagles ever lost Jake Elliott to an injury, they had a decent stand-in with ‘The Flying Hawaiian’ Kamu Grugier-Hill. Well, this season, Philly’s multi-faceted linebacker is hurt, so if Elliott has any issues, what will Philly do then? Well, we may have an answer, and it comes in the form of the United States Women’s National Team’s own Carli Lloyd.
Tuesday, she hung out at the Novacare Complex for an Eagles practice.
Take a look.
Of course, she tried a field goal while she was there. Of course, it was over fifty yards. Of course, she nailed it. Ladies and gentlemen, this one’s too good not to take a look at.
Yes, that really happened. Here’s another angle.
Let’s put this in perspective for you. Only four NFL kickers made a field goal that was over 50 yards a season ago. Again, if anything happens to Jake Elliott, the Eagles may have an option here.
When Lloyd, Julie Ertz (Zach Ertz‘s wife), and the rest of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team won yet another World Cup, Lloyd’s second, they further etched themselves into this great country’s hearts.
When Lloyd gave the Eagles a shout out in New York City during their victory parade (in front of a bunch of Giants fans), she doggone near wound up with her name in Philly’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Somewhere, Merrill Reese is yelling ‘It’s good’ in that familiar tone of his. Somewhere, there’s a little girl in the back yard with a soccer ball, and she’s dreaming about, one day, being like Ms. Lloyd. That alone should be enough to make you smile.