Yay! After the U.S. women’s national team was crowned the FIFA World Cup Champions on July 5, New York City will honor the ladies with a huge ticker-tape parade on July 10. This will be the first time a women’s team is honored with a parade in the city!
Put your party hats on! New York City will be holding a huge ticker-tape parade after the U.S. Women’s national team won the FIFA World Cup on July 5, beating Japan 5-2. New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the women’s victory will be celebrated along Lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes on July 10. Find out all the details!
If you’re still soaking up the glory of the U.S.’s crushing victory against Japan in the World Cup, then this parade is for you! For the first time in three decades, NYC is holding a ticker-tape parade for a non-New York City team — and a women’s team!
The parade idea began when a letter from the Manhattan borough president, Gale A. Brewer, asked the mayor to consider having a parade for the team in honor of their victory, according to the New York Times. In her letter, she noted that the city had a “strong history of honoring sports teams,” though they had never thrown a parade for a women’s team. “Our newest soccer champions present an opportunity for New York to recognize that heroes and role models come in all genders,” she wrote. Right on!
The mayor’s chief spokeswoman, Karen Hitnon, announced that City Hall was “exploring logistics” after the team’s “tremendous achievement.” The confetti-filled parade will take place along the traditional parade route for the championship teams honored by the city, on Broadway between the Battery and City Hall. In addition to the parade, a ceremony at City Hall will honor the team.
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins World Cup, Beats Japan
It’s been 16 years since the U.S. won the world cup, and there’s a lot to be celebrated after they took home the big victory. The ladies fought strong and hard throughout the semi-finals and finals. Their hard work paid off when they crushed Japan 5-2! Carli Lloyd, 32, was the star player, scoring three goals during the heated finals match.
Carli was awarded the highly coveted golden ball award as well as the silver boot. Her teammate Hope Solo was awarded the golden glove award.
HollywoodLifers, tell us — will YOU be attending the big parade? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler