Megan Rapinoe and USWNT Celebrate World Cup Win With Epic Parade
U.S. Women's National Team Celebrates World Cup Win With Parade in NYC
This morning, members of the U.S. Women's National Team celebrated their World Cup win with a ticker tape parade down the "Canyon of Heroes" in Manhattan. This was the team's fourth World Cup win, after victories in 1991, 1999, and 2015. Along with the tournament trophy, individual players also took home prizes, including Megan Rapinoe's Golden Ball and Golden Boot, Alex Morgan's Silver Boot, and Rose Lavelle's Bronze Ball. The monthlong tournament in France saw many records broken by the United States, including most goals in a single Women's World Cup match (13, USA v. Thailand), most goals scored by an individual player in a single women's game (Alex Morgan, five, USA v. Thailand), first coach to win two World Cup titles (Jill Ellis), most goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup tournament (26), and most Women's World Cup victories (four). After coming back from France Tuesday, the women finally had the chance to celebrate their victory on U.S. soil with the parade in New York City.
Pictured: Megan Rapinoe, Ashlyn Harris, Alex Morgan, and Allie Long hyping up the crowd.
Alex Morgan holds the trophy the same way she did in her iconic goal celebration against England.
Alex Morgan sprays champagne while teammates Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe get the crowd pumped.
A fan with a great view shakes her red, white, and blue pom-pom, cheering for the parade. Next to her, someone holds up an equal pay sign, a common theme at today's event.
Drinks in hand, Ashlyn Harris and Megan Rapinoe sport stylish sunglasses.
Young fans cheer on the parade, looking up to their heroes.
Megan Rapinoe kisses the Women's World Cup trophy.
Megan Rapinoe pours more champagne for Allie Long as they descend down the Canyon of Heroes.
Confetti rains down on the players as they show off the Women's World Cup trophy.