Thousands line NYC streets for U.S. women's soccer team parade following World Cup victory

Mail Online | 7/10/2019 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For;Afp
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They may not be visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, but the United States women's soccer team is being honored with a ticker tape parade in New York's famed 'Canyon of Heroes' on Wednesday morning.

'Time to celebrate with everyone who cheered us on all month!!!' U.S. forward Alex Morgan tweeted hours before the parade was set to begin at 9:30am local time.

Monday - Team - France - Hours - Netherlands

On Monday, the team returned home from France, 24 hours after defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final to clinch a record-extending fourth World Cup crown.

Now, after two days of the team's celebratory media tour, tens of thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lower Manhattan section of Broadway, where everyone from sports heroes to U.S. astronauts have been celebrated.

Years - Fans - Route - US - Women

Just four years earlier, roaring fans lined the same route to cheer on the U.S. women's soccer team after its 2015 2015 World Cup win.

An open-top bus will transport the team along the route, which runs from Battery Park up Broadway before finally arriving at City Hall for a ceremony hosted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Wednesday - Ticker-tape - Fiesta - Stop - Victory

Wednesday's ticker-tape fiesta is just the first stop on a protracted victory lap that will send the team across the United States in the coming months.

After the New York celebration, the players will jet off to California to appear at the ESPYS, the US sports world's equivalent of the Oscars, taking place in Los Angeles later on Wednesday.

Team - Road - Month - Series - Matches

The team will then be back on the road next month to play in a five-game series of friendly international matches billed as a 'Victory Tour,' starting with a clash against Ireland at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on August 3.

'We are about to go to the ticker tape parade and I am so excited because it's...
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