Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Carli Lloyd's homecoming

The Delran native brings the U.S. women's soccer team to the Linc tonight.

Carli Lloyd's homecoming

Carli Lloyd has gotten plenty of attention in her hometown of Delran, N.J., since coming home from the Olympics with a gold medal around her neck.

Tonight, she gets another big prize: a night under the bright lights of Lincoln Financial Field as the U.S. women's national soccer team visits Philadelphia for the first time in four years.

Lloyd and her teammates spent this afternoon practicing in the Eagles' bubble at the NovaCare center, and I got to talk to her for a few minutes afterwards. The session would have been at the Linc, but Mother Nature drove us all indoors.

Then again, if she hadn't, Lloyd wouldn't have gotten the chance to do her best David Akers impression. And while she might not be needed in Dallas on Monday night, Lloyd delivered one of the most accurate kicks I've seen in a long time.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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