300,000 people attend U.S. women's soccer team's ticker tape parade

Andrew Weber
July 10, 2019 - 6:44 am
Megan Rapinoe celebrates during the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Victory Parade and City Hall Ceremony on July 10, 2019 in New York City

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The US women's soccer team was met with loud cheers as they made their way down the Canyon of Heroes Wednesday morning as the city celebrated the team's World Cup win.

The parade, four years to the day, after that for the 2015 title winners, moved down Broadway, from Battery Park to City Hall.

Crowds could be heard chanting, "USA!" as they awaited the champions.

Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced "Good Morning America'" host Robin Roberts, who introduced the members of the team.

Roberts presented members of the team with keys to the city.

Roberts presented members of the team with keys to the city.

Coach Jill Ellis and Co-captains Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe gave speeches.

Rapinoe said, "We have pink hair and purple hair, we have tattoos and dreadlocks, we have white girls and black girls and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls.''

De Blasio said the team "brought us together'' and "showed us so much to make us hopeful.''

The team, Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle, won its fourth title on Sunday, defeating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final.

Victory parade

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Rapinoe won the tournament's Golden Boot as the leading scorer and the Golden Ball as the best player.

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