​Legendary United States midfielder Carli Lloyd has expressed her desire to kick in the NFL after experiencing the world of American football with the Philadelphia Eagles.


The 37-year-old has enjoyed a standout professional football career, representing United States on 286 occasions, netting 118 times en-route to two World Cup triumphs.

Carli Lloyd

Born around 20 minutes from Philadelphia, the Eagles are Lloyd's local team - and she was recently given the opportunity to try out with the team and practice her kicking with an oval ball.


With that experience in mind, Lloyd has now told the Laughter Permitted podcast (via Business Insiderthat she'd be willing to give the sport a go, revealing the success she'd had during that session.


"I want to try it," she said. "I want to put a helmet on, I want to put pads on, I want to kick with two steps. And then see from there."


"I just started hitting them. I didn't warm up, just went for it," Lloyd said. "Started at 25 and kept moving back. It was in the narrow uprights, so it was nine feet wide. So I actually hit a 57-yarder, but it only would've hit in a real 18-foot upright."


The two-time World Cup winner paid homage to the Eagles, after celebrating by 'flapping her wings' in Philadelphia after the USA defeated Portugal 4-0 back in August.

Alex Morgan,Carli Lloyd

This summer's World Cup was hugely encouraging for women's sport, with worldwide exposure helping to increase the profile of the game's elite stars. Lloyd's latest venture could help that further, with the popularity of the NFL continuing to grow year-on-year.


Lloyd isn't the only footballer to express an interest in playing NFL, with England captain Harry Kane previously expressing that he'd happily target becoming a kicker in "ten to 12 years" - once his Tottenham career comes to an end.