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Party for the USA! World champs celebrate with NYC victory parade

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The United States women’s soccer team may not be going to the White House, but the players are being honored with a ticker tape parade in New York’s Canyon of Heroes after their World Cup victory. 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. 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. Wednesday’s route runs from Battery Park up Broadway before finally ending at City Hall for a ceremony hosted by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. 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. 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. The outspoken captain Megan Rapinoe has been unafraid to criticize President Donald Trump, saying last month that she would not accept an invitation from him to visit the White House if the USA won the World Cup. Trump responded by tweeting that Rapinoe should ‘win first before she talks.’ Speaking to ESPN on Tuesday, Rapinoe noted she had ‘held up my end of the bargain on that one.’ She also reiterated that she would not be going to the White House, saying on CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360’ that: ‘I would not go and every teammate that I’ve talked to explicitly about it would not go.’

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7232487/Thousands-line-NYC-streets-U-S-womens-soccer-team-parade-following-World-Cup-victory.html
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Date: July 25, 2019

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