A celebration is New York City is honoring the U.S. women’s soccer team, which won its second straight World Cup.
“We're so proud of our American women, they did an amazing job, we want to honor them the right way,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
The team is traveling up the Canyon of Heroes on floats. Confetti will be tossed from the windows of buildings as fans line Broadway from the Battery to City Hall.At City Hall, there will be a separate ceremony to honor the team.
Barricades are posted along Broadway and the New York City Police Department is working to keep the event safe.
“This is not our first attempt at this, we had this in 2015. I'm looking forward to a great day,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.
New York City has hosted 206 parades in the Canyon of Heroes since 1886. The last was for the 2015 U.S. women’s World Cup team, which was also the first time a women’s team was honored.
The U.S. beat the Netherlands 2 to 0 on Sunday to capture the World Cup, which is its fourth overall.
“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 to all who watch them,” de Blasio said.
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