The United States’ victorious women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway on Wednesday, cheered by thousands and showered in confetti. The team, which defeated the Netherlands, 2-0, on Sunday in the Women’s World Cup final in Lyon, France, traversed the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.
The parade is being televised on the local networks in New York; on Fox Sports 2 and ESPNU nationally; and streaming on the ESPN app. It was followed by a ceremony at City Hall hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Bagpipers, motorcyclists and rows of police officers joined the floats of soccer stars in the parade.