The party don’t stop until they say it’s over! The U.S. women’s national soccer team was celebrated in New York with a parade for their World Cup defeat in France.
Ready for ya, America. 🇺🇸🏆 pic.twitter.com/R3wMXl8xdz
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2019
The champions kicked off the festivities with champagne showers and shouting “We got 4 stars on our shirts!” Thousands of fans of all ages came out to the parade cheering them on and showering them in confetti.
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“Just shoutout to the teammates… We’re chillin’. We’ve got tea sippin’. We’ve got celebrations. We have pink hair and purple hair. We have tattoos and dreadlocks. We’ve got white girls and black girls, and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls. Hey!” @MRapinoe’s celebratory speech at the @USWNT World Cup parade deserves its own award. 👏👏
Captain Megan Rapinoe gave a memorable speech speaking about her love for her teammates. “This group is so resilient, is so tough, has such a sense of a humor. There’s nothing that can faze this group. We got pink hair and purple hair. We got tattoos and dreadlocks. We got white girls and black girls and everything in between. We got straight girls and gay girls.” The forward also spoke up about the lack of equal pay. “This is my charge to everyone: We have to be better, we have to love more and hate less. Listen more and talk less. It is our responsibility to make this world a better place.” Crystal Dunn, Tobin Heath, and other players were on social media chanting “equal pay” together.
The soccer team beat the Netherlands giving them their fourth World Cup title since 1991. All 23 ladies will be heading to Los Angeles next to attend the ESPYs. The other day it was announced that the women will be leading a victory tour from August to October.
Written by Gayla Bridges