Carli Lloyd May Have Future As NFL Wide Receiver After Ridiculous Catch

Should the U.S. women’s national team make it to the final, it will play seven matches in just under a month. But what do USWNT players do on their days off?

Apparently, they play football from hotel balconies.

Carli Lloyd posted a video to Instagram on Thursday of her making an incredible catch on a football thrown to her from what appears to be at least three stories up and about 40 yards away. Just watch:

What a catch, made all the more impressive by the fact Lloyd was in an ice bath.

Also, what a throw!

The ball was thrown by USWNT trainer Emily Fortunato. Training staff beyond the head coach rarely get recognized, so bravo, Fortunato. 

Lloyd and the USWNT are getting ready for a round-of-16 matchup against Spain on Monday. We doubt her catch will convince Jill Ellis to start her in the upcoming match, but as long as she didn’t pull a muscle reaching for the ball, we don’t mind.

At 36, this is probably Carli Lloyd’s final Women’s World Cup. But whenever she hangs up her soccer boots, she may have a future in the NFL as a wide receiver. 

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