U.S. Women Soccer Team Cheered by Fans During New York City Victory Parade
With confetti and chants of “equal pay,” New York honored the U.S. women’s soccer team on Wednesday, July 10, with a ticker-tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes” in Manhattan, celebrating the team’s World Cup triumph and paying tribute to the players as icons of women’s rights.
The U.S. women soccer team, with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in the World Cup final on Sunday, July 7, capped a World Cup campaign that attracted a vast television audience and unprecedented public interest.
Wednesday’s parade up Broadway in New York’s financial district also cast a light on the team’s fight for equal pay with its counterparts on the U.S. men’s national team, and by extension, the issue of equal pay for equal work for women in general. (Reuters)