By David Brand
New York City will host a ticker tape parade to honor the World Cup-winning United States Women’s Soccer Team on Wednesday.
The U.S. defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to take home their second consecutive World Cup trophy.
“On and off the field, this team represents what’s best about New York City and our nation,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team serve as an inspiration to all who watch them.”
The Canyon of Heroes is familiar territory for the Women’s National Team. They were the last team honored with a ticker tape in celebration of their 2015 World Cup title.
“We are incredibly excited and honored to celebrate the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup victory with the amazing people of New York City,” said U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro in a statement. “This team is truly special, and so is the level of support that our fans have shown every step of the way along the quest to a fourth star.”
The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Lower Manhattan. Register at nyc.gov/USWNT19.