Amid confetti and chants of "equal pay," New York honored the U.S. women's soccer team on Wednesday with a ticker-tape parade down the "Canyon of Heroes," celebrating its World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players' emergence as icons of women's rights.
The squad's 2-0 win over Netherlands in the final match on Sunday (July 7) capped a World Cup campaign that attracted huge television audiences and bestowed celebrity status on Megan Rapinoe, the tournament's top scorer and an outspoken team leader.
The victory also called attention to the team's fight for equal pay with their counterparts on the U.S. men's national team, and by extension, the issue of equal pay for equal work for women in general.
Motorcyclists with sigs reading "Imagine Equality" and girls waving flags greeted the team members, who were joined on floats by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Actor Paul Rudd handed out cookies to early voters waiting in line intorrential rain in Brooklyn, New York. "I want to say thank you for coming outand voting and doing your part," Rudd told voters, through a mask. The momentwas captured by Brian Rosenworcel, a member of the band Guster, who posted thevideo on Twitter.
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