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An NFL Team Reportedly Offered Carli Lloyd A Chance To Kick In Preseason Game

Carli Lloyd celebrating a Team USA goal.

VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States reacts in the first half after scoring a goal against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The possibility of Carli Lloyd kicking in an NFL game looks more and more real by the day. The USWNT star reportedly received an invitation from an NFL team today.

According to FOX Sports' Martin Rogers, one franchise phone Lloyd's longtime trainer James Galanis on Monday and offered Lloyd the chance to kick in a preseason game this Thursday. However, the contest coincides with a United States women’s national team game against Portugal.

All of this interest comes a week after Lloyd went viral for nailing a 55-yard field goal during a visit to a Philadelphia Eagles training camp practice.

Via Fox Sports:

"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.

Galanis continued: “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.”

Of course, Thursday is very short notice for Lloyd even if she didn't have a soccer game. If she does try her hand at the NFL, it would have to come after considerable preparation.

Galanis believes his client would be up for the challenge though, if and when the time is right.

Over the weekend, Lloyd told NBC Sports’ Peter King herself that she believes she could handle the rigors of placekicking in the NFL.

"The mindset I have, I think with practice, I know I have to work on my steps and my technique, but I think I could do it and do it well," she said. "It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this. And I actually invite the pressure. I love the pressure."

The 37-year-old Lloyd is a two-time World Cup and Olympic champion who has tallied 114 international goals for the USWNT throughout her career.