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Here's How NYC Celebrated the Women's World Cup Champions

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On Friday, New York City dropped approximately two tons of confetti on the reigning Women’s World Cup champions, celebrating their record third World Cup win with the first-ever ticker-tape parade for a female sports team.

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All 23 players on the U.S. women’s soccer team, including now-legendary midfielder Carli Lloyd, rode in floats alongside Mayor Bill de Blasio past thousands of cheering onlookers, some of whom had been camped out since 3 am

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Despite the fact that they are currently paid 40 times less than their male counterparts, the team’s 5-2 win against Japan on Sunday marked the most-watched soccer event in U.S. television history. The parade ends at City Hall Park, where the mayor will hand the soccer champs a much-deserved key to the city. Maybe he’ll hand them some cash, too.

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Illustration for article titled Heres How NYC Celebrated the Womens World Cup Champions
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Images via Associated Press.

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There were SO many little girls there in USWNT jerseys. Even the Atlantic Avenue subway stop was full of them, when we headed back to Brooklyn. So awesome to see.