Mayor Bill de Blasio invites US women's soccer team to New York City for victory parade

Mail Online | 7/7/2019 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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The United States women's national team will be honored Wednesday with a parade in New York City.

The team won their second straight World Cup title on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon, France.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the parade on Twitter immediately after the team's win.

'To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country - and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.

Wednesday - AM - Ticker - Tape - Parade

'We'll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. #OneNationOneTeam.'

The team also was honored with a parade in lower Manhattan in 2015 - the most recent sports team to be celebrated in New York.

Sunday - United - States - Record - Women

On Sunday, the United States won its record fourth Women's World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Rapinoe, the US captain who grabbed world-wide attention on and off the field, scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area.

Ball - Goalkeeper - Sari - Van - Veenendaal

She slotted the ball past goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal for her 50th international goal, her sixth of the tournament to win the Golden Ball as scoring leader.

Rapinoe, who is the oldest player to score in a Women's World Cup final, struck a familiar victorious pose with her arms outstretched.

Lavelle - Team - Star - Goal - Shot

Lavelle, at 24 the team's up-and-coming star, added a goal on an 18-foot left-footed shot in the 69th after a solo run up the center of the field.

Fans, many dressed in red, white and blue, chanted...
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