Carli Lloyd drops ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ at USWNT parade in New York
The U.S. Women’s National Team were feted in New York Wednesday with a ticker taper parade to celebrate their World Cup championship, and Carli Lloyd capitalized on her moment at the mic to proudly profess her NFL allegiances.
Lloyd, a native of Delran, N.J. — about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia — is to no surprise a huge Eagles fan. While addressing the joyous crowd during the parade, the 36-year-old veteran copped to her Philly loyalties before busting out a “Fly Eagles Fly” mention.
Delran, NJ’s @CarliLloyd lets Giants and Jets fans in NYC know she is an @Eagles fan #USWNTParade pic.twitter.com/XvbIXX6Dli— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 10, 2019
Interestingly, Lloyd is well known for her Eagles fandom. So much so, in fact, that she was among the luminaries who played a role in announcing the Eagles’ 2019 schedule earlier this year.
Announcing the schedule proved tougher than we thought, so we enlisted the help of some of our friends.#FlyEaglesFly | #EaglesEverywhere pic.twitter.com/fQvlX0PdEd— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 18, 2019
New Yorkers are typically staunch advocates for their local sports teams, and are more than happy to air their grievances should a person ever do what Lloyd did.
That said, odds are the fans, many of them possibly Giants or Jets fans, assembled at Wednesday’s parade will let Lloyd’s antics slide given her countless contributions to women’s soccer in the United States, not to mention the U.S. team winning consecutive World Cup titles.