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NYC holding ticker tape parade this week for Women's World Cup champs

July 07, 2019 - 1:34 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- New York City will hold a ticker tape parade on Wednesday to celebrate the United States' fourth Women's World Cup title.

Moments after the U.S. defeated the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted that a parade would be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to honor the champs.

"You have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions. We’ll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes," the mayor tweeted.

The "Canyon of Heroes" is a stretch of Broadway that's hosted many celebratory parades over the years.

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

Rapinoe's coolly taken penalty, following a video review, put the defending champions ahead in the 61st minute.

Midfielder Rose Lavelle's fine solo goal made it 2-0 in the 69th, as she powered to the edge of the penalty area and hit a low strike.

Rapinoe's sixth goal moved her even with teammate Alex Morgan and England's Ellen White as the tournament's leading scorers.

Rapinoe, who recovered from a right hamstring strain to play, got an ovation from the U.S. fans when she came off in the 79th.

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