James Galanis the trainer for US Women’s soccer player Carli Lloyd, tells Martin Rogers of FOX Sports that their client received an offer from an NFL team to play in a preseason game.
“Today, she got another call from another NFL team,” Galanis told me in a telephone conversation on Monday. “The one that called today, I don’t want to say who it is, was willing to put her on the roster for their next (game). They were willing to put her on the roster.”
Lloyd was “genuinely interested” in the offer, but the Thursday game conflicted with a United States women’s national team game against Portugal.
“She was told (she could) play on Thursday, the NFL game, but she is playing Thursday with the national team, so that was the conflict,” Galanis said.
Floyd was reportedly approached by multiple teams after a video was posted online of taking part in a training session with the Philadelphia Eagles last week in which she made a 55-yard field goal.
Galanis declined to name the NFL team that made an offer to Lloyd.
“Knowing Carli, I don’t think she would just hop on and do it,” Galanis said. “She would need a couple of weeks training just to get comfortable and acclimatized. But things have escalated and it is real.
“I think Carli is perfectly made out for a job like that. She loves the pressure. She’s got one of the hardest kicks in the world when it comes to women. She is great at long range balls, she displayed that by scoring a goal from just past the halfway line in a World Cup final, and she is definitely in tune with the mechanics. She would be an ideal candidate.