Carli Lloyd drills 55-yard FG at Eagles practice

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles might have a backup kicker in the wings if Jake Elliott has any trouble this season.

World champion soccer star Carli Lloyd, a die-hard Eagles fan, visited Philadelphia's camp on Tuesday and showed off her leg. She kicked 40-yard field goals flawlessly, with room to spare, and even hit a 55-yarder, the team said.

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Lloyd, from nearby Delran, New Jersey, scored three goals in the 2019 World Cup and has 113 in her career, seventh all time in women's soccer history. She's a two-time FIFA Player of the Year and a two-time World Cup champion.

She posted video during practice Tuesday, saying, "I'm really impressed with all these guys. It's awesome to be here. Really looking forward to the season."

Lloyd, 37, gave her beloved Birds a shoutout at the ticker-tape parade for the World Cup winners last month in New York, letting loose a "Fly Eagles Fly."

She isn't the only Eagles fan on the women's national team. Teammate Julie Ertz is married to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

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