U.S. women’s soccer team star Carli Lloyd paid a visit to the Eagles’ joint practice with the Ravens at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday. She was invited by Birds kicker Jake Elliott and Baltimore counterpart Justin Tucker to try her hand — er, foot — at field goals.
They should have known what they were getting into.
Lloyd had no trouble splitting the uprights repeatedly, including a kick from 55 yards that was good with room to spare.
Lloyd will be back on the Eagles’ turf next Thursday when the U.S. women play Portugal at Lincoln Financial Field as part of their World Cup victory tour (7 p.m., Fox Sports 1). It will be the U.S. team’s first game at the Linc since 2008, a contest Lloyd also played in. Julie Ertz will get to play at Zach’s home for the first time ever.
Over 43,000 tickets have been sold for the game, and it’s on pace to break the all-time attendance record for a standalone U.S. friendly.
On Wednesday, the U.S. women will hold a free public practice at the Linc at 5 p.m. Click here for more details.
The Eagles, meanwhile, play the Ravens in their third preseason game on Thursday (7:30 p.m., NBC10). Their preseason finale is at the New York Jets on the same night as the U.S. women’s game.