NEW YORK – To celebrate the United States’ Women’s World Cup victory, Mayor de Blasio announced Sunday New York City will host a ticker tape parade in their honor and present them with the keys to the City Wednesday.
“On and off the field, this team represents what’s best about New York City and our nation. The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the U.S. women’s national soccer team serve as an inspiration tov all who watch them,” de Blasio said.
“New York is incredibly proud to join the rest of the country in celebrating this exhilarating World Cup victory,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray. “We applaud the women soccer team’s athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their international platform to speak out against injustice.”
U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro accepted the invitation.
“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,” he said. “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. I’d like to sincerely thank Mayor de Blasio and the City of New York for providing us the opportunity to share this victory with everyone.”
The USWNT prevailed over the Netherlands in the final, 2-0.
This is the USA’s fourth World Cup championship, breaking the record it set in 2015 for most Women’s World Cup victories. The United States is the only country to reach the semifinals of all eight FIFA Women’s World Cups that have been held since the 1991 inaugural tournament.
New York City has hosted 206 parades along the Canyon of Heroes since the first one in 1886 celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The last ticker tape parade held in New York City honor the U.S. national team’s 2015 World C