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NYC to honor Women’s World Cup winners with ticker tape parade

The USWNT will once again be honored in Lower Manhattan this week, the first ticker tape parade since their 2015 victory.

In a flurry of confetti, Abby Wambach, center, waves to the crowd, surrounded by her teammates during a celebration for the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer champions at New York’s City Hall, following their ticker tape parade up Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes, Friday July 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

Within minutes of their victory in France, the U.S. Women’s National Team learned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had invited them to Lower Manhattan this week, for a ticker tape parade through the city’s famous “Canyon of Heroes.”

“You have inspired the entire country,” de Blasio tweeted, “and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.”

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The last ticker tape parade in NYC was in July 2015 for none other than the USWNT.

The float carrying U.S. women’s soccer team midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, head coach Jill Ellis, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and his wife Chirlane McCray makes it way up Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes during the ticker tape parade to celebrate their World Cup victory, Friday, July 10, 2015, in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

This week’s parade is set to step off on Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30 A.M. This will be the 207th ticker tape parade in city history, going back to the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886.

In addition, the Empire State Building will light up in red, white and blue Sunday night in celebration of the 2-0 World Cup win over The Netherlands.