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Soccer star Carli Lloyd willing and able to kick in the NFL

August 28, 2019
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U.S. soccer player Carli Lloyd throws out a pitch before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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U.S. soccer player Carli Lloyd throws out a pitch before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd might be ready to get her kicks in the NFL.

Lloyd said she was considering potential offers to kick in the league after her recent 55-yard field goal at Philadelphia Eagles practice put the sport on notice. Lloyd did not name any teams that were interested in signing her.

“I was laughing about it with my husband at first. But now I’m sort of entertaining the idea,” Lloyd told NBCSports Philadelphia. “I think that I definitely could do it with the right practice and the right technique and get my steps down and figure all that out. I don’t want to go in there blindly. I want to actually attempt to do it. But I know that I definitely could do it because anything I set my mind to do, I can do it. And I actually do kick balls for a living. So, yeah, it’s all about the technique, and we’ll see what happens.”

Lloyd threw the first pitch Tuesday night before the Phillies played the Pirates. The World Cup champion U.S. women’s team is in Philadelphia to play Portugal on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field as part of a victory tour.

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