The U.S. Women’s National Team will wake up in American beds Tuesday morning, catching up on social media and news headlines about their historic World Cup victory, after a virtual blackout on their flight from France to Newark, N.J. on Monday.
On Wednesday, they’ll ride on floats through Lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes in a ticker tape parade, and receive the key to New York City at City Hall. The last time NYC threw a ticker tape parade it was for the 2015 Women’s World Cup champions, some of whom are 2019 champs as well.
But before the public tribute, here’s a look back at how the USWNT celebrated behind closed doors, from the pitch to the locker room in Lyon, as well as aboard their eight-hour flight across the Atlantic, and everything in between.
GAYS rule. It’s science. And you are welcome. https://t.co/Cc2qC1NfIE— Ashlyn Harris (@Ashlyn_Harris) July 7, 2019
Be sure to play this one with the SOUND UP!
You’ll find many, many many more wild pix of the celebration on Ashlyn Harris’s Instagram stories, collected here by our friends at SB Nation. Oh, look, here’s Megan Rapinoe joining the party!
when the presser holds you back...— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019
so you’re welcomed in style. pic.twitter.com/8w9rioUxCd
These ladies know how to make a grand entrance.
my brain: don’t say it…⁰me: IT’S A PARTY IN THE USA! pic.twitter.com/XxuXWo3vz5— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019
It’s Megan Rapinoe on a bus, celebratory glass still in hand.
It’s been real, France ❤️— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 8, 2019
But we gotta go home. We have a nation to celebrate with! pic.twitter.com/NXs9Wchs2j
Alex Morgan knows how to hold on tight to her dreams.
Buckle up, baby!
Safety first, always. But also a nice pillow to make the journey easier. pic.twitter.com/drvXNEaSJp— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 8, 2019
Eight hours in the air, no WiFi.
HOME! (Well, actually... Newark, but you get the idea)
What did you bring us?
Brought you back a little something.— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 8, 2019
World Champs,baby! pic.twitter.com/iUonZWgv1q
LOVE their tops.