After their epic World Cup win, the U.S. women’s soccer team will be honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Click to WATCH a live stream of the monumental event!
Just five days after winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the U.S. women’s soccer team will take part in a historic parade in New York City. The team, including Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, will ride down NYC’s Canyon of Heroes and be honored for their incredible achievement! Watch the live stream now!
The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. ET in Manhattan. All 23 women of the U.S. women’s soccer team will participate. The parade will start at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, near Broadway and Battery Place, traveling north on Broadway to Worth Street, then to Lafayette Street, and will end with a ceremony at City Hall in downtown Manhattan. (CLICK TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM.)
The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan 5-2 on July 5, with Carli scoring an incredible three goals. This was the team’s first World Cup since 1999. They were recently honored in Los Angeles and have been invited to the White House, according to ABC News.
New York City last held a parade for a sports team in Feb. 2012, after the New York Giants won the Super Bowl. The New York Yankees were honored with a parade after winning the World Series in Nov. 2009. However, this parade is the first time a women’s sports team will be celebrated with a parade in New York City.
This celebration marks the first parade in 31 years that New York City has honored a non-New York team with a parade. The Olympic medal winners in 1984 were the first ones to be honored. Carol Heiss Jenkins, the 1960 Olympic gold medal winner for figure skating, was the last female athlete to be honored with a parade in NYC, according to the Alliance for Downtown New York.
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— Avery Thompson