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Team USA Revels in a Rare American Honor

Lloyd, Wambach, and Co. celebrated in New York City's Canyon of Heroes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2015 1:25 PM CDT
Team USA Revels in a Rare American Honor
US women's soccer team fans cheer as the players make their way up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes during the ticker tape parade, Friday, July 10, 2015, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Throngs of young girls and other fans of the US women's soccer team filled lower Manhattan this morning for a ticker-tape parade celebrating its Women's World Cup victory. The parade-goers started gathering at 3:30am along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation's largest city has honored its legends. When the parade got underway at 11am, the crowd was five deep or more along the route, and chants of "USA" rang out. All 23 players from the team were riding on floats. "I'm glad to see girls getting a parade," said 9-year-old Christinah Delesine, who wore a blue soccer shirt. "There should be more." (Read more US women's soccer stories.)

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