World Cup winning women’s soccer team to be honored with NYC ticker tape parade
August 14, 2019
World Cup — meet the Big Apple.
The world champion women’s soccer team will be honored with a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes.
Mayor de Blasio announced the big event on Twitter shortly after Team USA defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in France to win a second consecutive title.
“YES YES YES YES! To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT 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 and 2020 presidential long-shot wrote. He added the hashtag: #OneNationOneTeam.
YES YES YES YES!
To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: 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. #OneNationOneTeampic.twitter.com/bwCEoJYg3r
The march starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed an hour later by a City Hall celebration.
“We applaud the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their international platform to speak out against injustice,” First Lady Chirlane McRae said in that statement.
The mayor’s office started planning the parade last week, said city officials.
The champs will be in high demand when they get home. Freshman congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) invited the team to be feted by the House of Representatives before they’d won the title.
The president lashed out at Rapinoe for her preemptive strike.
“Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is ‘not going to the F…ing White House if we win’,” the president tweeted.
“I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose,” Trump’s tweet said.