NYC welcomes Women’s World Cup winners with parade through Canyon of Heroes

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NEW YORK–Lower Manhattan will be filled with confetti during a parade for U.S. women’s soccer team, winner of the Women’s World Cup.

It will being promptly at 11 a.m. Friday.

Team members will be on a float Friday that travels along the Canyon of Heroes, a stretch of Broadway where the nation’s largest city has honored its legend. There will be ceremony afterward at City Hall.

The U.S. squad defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Canada to win its first World Cup since 1999. The women were feted at a rally in Los Angeles this week and have been invited to the White House.

All 23 members of the team are expected to attend the parade. None are from New York City but four hail from nearby New Jersey.

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected.

Since the first parade in 1886, 205 parades have strolled up the canyon of heroes in Lower Manhattan.