Women's World Cup New York Parade Route: Where to Watch USWNT Victorious Squad Toast Win in Final

The U.S. Women's National Team will celebrate their World Cup triumph with a parade through the streets of New York City. USWNT defeated the Netherlands 2-0 on Sunday to become the first team in the history of the FIFA Women's World Cup to successfully defend their title, marking an unprecedented fourth World Cup victory.

Shortly after the end of the game, New York mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed the team would be welcomed in the Big Apple with a ticker-tape parade. "You have inspired the entire country—and New York City knows how to celebrate champions," he tweeted.


To our 2019 World Cup Champion @USWNT: you have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions. We’ll see you Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the Ticker Tape Parade down the Canyon of Heroes. #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/bwCEoJYg3r

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 7, 2019

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday in the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway in lower Manhattan where parades are traditionally held. City officials said further details about the parade will be released on Monday. On the same day, registration for a limited number of tickets to attend a ceremony at City Hall will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

Four years ago, New York City honored the USWNT with a ticker-tape parade after it won the World Cup in Canada, making it the first women's team to receive such a welcome. New York paid tribute to the World Cup winners on Sunday night as the Empire State Building was lit up in the colors of the American flag.

After a tight first half, the U.S. broke down the European Champions' resistance as Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored twice in the second half. The former opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 61st minute, before the latter added a second eight minutes later to cap a fine solo effort.

Rapinoe's goal was her fifth in the knockout stages of the tournament—three of which came from the penalty spot—and saw her draw level with Alex Morgan and England's Ellen White on six goals in the race for the Golden Boot.


Megan Rapinoe scores from the penalty spot to give the USA a 1-0 lead in the #FIFAWWC final!pic.twitter.com/qCFKGHKLvr

— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 7, 2019

During the tournament, Rapinoe attracted a lot of attention for her outspoken political views, suggesting she would not visit the White House if USWNT won the World Cup. Her repeated calls to end the gender pay gap in soccer also put her under the spotlight over the last four weeks. She also had to defend her team against accusations they were tarnishing the game's image because of their exuberant goal celebrations.

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Players of the USA celebrate their victory of the Women's World Cup with the trophy close up during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 7 in Lyon, France. Daniela Porcelli/Getty

Rapinoe has always preferred to let actions on the field do the talking, and Sunday was no different. "I don't think we have anything more to say," she told reporters after the game. "We are such a proud and strong and defiant group of women. We've done exactly what we've set out to do, what we wanted to do.

"Getting to play at the highest level at the World Cup is ridiculous, but to be able to couple that with everything off the field, and to back up all of those words with performances and back up those performances with words, it's just incredible. I feel like this team is in the midst of changing the world around us, as we live. It's an incredible feeling."

The graphic below, provided by Statista, Illustrates how the USWNT has now won the FIFA Women's World Cup for the fourth time.

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The USWNT has now won the FIFA Women's World Cup for the fourth time. Statista

This article was updated to include an infographic.