12 Moments From the U.S. Soccer Women's World Cup Parade That Will Bring Joy to Your Heart
By Alex Ungerman
It's time to celebrate!
After defeating Japan 5-2 in the World Cup finals on July 5, the U.S. Women's National Team was honored with a ticker tape parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Manhattan, New York! It also marks the first time in history that one of these historic parades -- which have previously celebrated sports teams, soldiers, astronauts, among others -- has been held for a women's sports team.
"Being able to see something like this firsthand is something young girls can only dream of," Samantha Ruotsi, a 20-year-old from Buffalo, New York told CNN. "I am so proud to have grown up in a country with such strong women and it's an inspiration to be a part of this history."