U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup Victory Parade NYC, live stream
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U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup Victory Parade NYC, live stream

November 4, 2019


AS MEN PLAYERS. THIS IS SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM WCBS. >>Reporter: WHY ARE YOU SO EXCITED TO BE HERE? >>WE ENJOYED WATCHING THE TEAM ON TV. WE ENJOY FEELING LIKE PROUD. >>Reporter: AND YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER, WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT HER? >>SHE’S A REALLY GOOD DEFENDER AND NEVER GIVES UP. IF SHE LOSES THE BALL, SHE TRIES TO WIN IT BACK. >>Reporter: AND WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER? >>ALEX MORGAN. >>Reporter: SHE IS GREAT. WHAT DO YOU LEARN FROM THE PLAYERS? THEY ARE GREAT ATHLETES BUT THEY ALSO HAVE A LOT OF MESSAGES. >>LIKE WORK HARD, FOCUS, NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR TEAM OR THE TACKLE. AND JUST PLAY SMART. >>Reporter: HAVE YOU LEARNED SOMETHING FROM YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER? >>NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR TEAM AND ALWAYS HAVE FUN DURING THE GAME. >>Reporter: HOW ABOUT YOU? >>I LEARNED TO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR TEAM. >>Reporter: YOU GUYS MUST BE SISTERS, RIGHT? PONYTAILS AND DIRTY CLEATS AND CORNER KICKS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS, THAT’S YOUR SHIRT. LET’S TALK TO THE LADIES BEHIND YOU, ABBY, WHERE ARE YOU FROM? >>NEW JERSEY. >>Reporter: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TEAM? >>THEY ARE ALWAYS GETTING KNOCKED DOWN OR ALWAYS BEING PUT DOWN BUT THEY ALWAYS STAY ON THEIR FEET AND DON’T GIVE UP AND JUST KEEP DOING WHAT THEY LOVE. >>Reporter: YOU’RE FROM VIRGINIA. THANKS FOR COMING ALL THE WAY HERE. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLAYERS AND WHY? >>I LIKE JULIE ERTZ BECAUSE I LIKE HER LEADERSHIP AND I THINK SHE’S REALLY GOOD. >>I LIKE ALEX MORGAN BECAUSE SHE ENCOURAGED ME AND SHE’S A GOOD ROLE MODEL. >>Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TALKING TO US. WE’LL BRING YOU ALL THE COMMENTS AND DREAMS FROM FANS HERE. >>SO HOW ARE FANS SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS THIS MORNING? THIS WAS TWEETED AND WE ARE HERE, ALREADY WAITING. SOME PEOPLE WERE THERE AT 1:00 IN FROM OHIO AND TEXAS IN THAT PRIME SPOT. >>Reporter: OF THAT FOR SURE. >>AND MARISA TWEETED THIS: >>REFERENCE TO THE TEA SIP, A LITTLE CONTROVERSY THERE WITH THAT CELEBRATION. SHE SAID, IF IT WAS THE MEN’S TEAM, THEY PROBABLY WOULDN’T GET HASSLED FOR DOING IT. IT WAS DISMISSED AFTER A SLIGHT BIT OF CONTROVERSY. LET’S GO LIVE TO CITY HALL PARK AND THERE’S MAYOR DE BLASIO. >>AND MEGAN RAPINOE, I JUST SAW HER A MOMENT AGO. YOU REMEMBER THE MAYOR’S TWEET, CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. THIS IS THE MIDDLE OF THE PARADE, AMERICAN FLAG FLYING AND A NUMBER OF PLAYERS THERE. >>YOU CAN SEE MEGAN RAPINOE AND JULIE ERTZ THERE, GOING UP THE CANYON OF HEROES. ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE WORLD CHAMPIONS. WE HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR WITH THIS WOMEN’S TEAM. WE WOULDN’T HAVE HAD A PARADE IF IT WASN’T FOR THIS TEAM GOING BACK TO BACK HERE IN 2019. >>I LOVE WHAT MEGAN RAPINOE SAID, I TAKE PLAYING FOR MY COUNTRY SERIOUSLY. IT’S A HUGE HONOR AND TIME AND TIME AGAIN SPEAKS ABOUT IT WITH SUCH PRIDE. SHE’S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE LEADER ON THAT TEAM. ALSO CARLI LLOYD SAYS SHE GETS BETTER AND BETTER AND FINDS JOY IN THE PURSUIT OF PROGRESS. JUST EXCITING TO SEE HER PUSHING AND WORKING. SHE SAYS SHE’LL KEEP ON DOING THAT. >>AND TO SUM UP ALL THE SUPPORT, THEY WERE DETERMINED TO MAKE THIS WORLD CUP ABOUT SOMETHING BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES. THERE WAS NO MORE TIME FOR BEING POLITE, NO MORE TIME FOR ACCEPTING WHAT THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN. THIS TEAM WAS TOO GOOD AND SOCCER WAS TOO POWERFUL, AND THE TIME WAS TOO IMPORTANT. THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS IS BIGGER THAN A SOCCER MATCH. THIS IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON THAT THESE WOMEN HAVE BEEN SWEPT IN. IT’S INCREDIBLE, THE MESSAGES BEING SENT NOT ONLY IN THE SOCCER WORLD BUT GLOBALLY. >>SO EXCITING TO SEE THE PLAYERS ON THE FLOAT RIGHT NOW. ALEX IS WITH THE PERSON WHO KNOWS THEM PERSONALLY. >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. TRISH PLAYED WITH SEVERAL OF THE STARS THAT ARE ON THIS TEAM. WE WERE JUST CHATTING ABOUT THE IRONY THAT IT WAS THIS DAY FOUR YEARS AGO, JULY 10th, 2015, WE CELEBRATED THIS TEAM. HOW FAR HAS THIS ORGANIZATION COME IN CELEBRATING SOME OF THESE PLAYERS? >>I MEAN, SOCCER HAS COME SO FAR IN FOUR YEARS, NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT THE OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL. THEY ARE CATCHING UP AND THAT’S GREAT BECAUSE IT FIRES US UP, FUELS US, AND THAT’S WHAT COMPETITION IS ABOUT. >>I KNOW YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES AND RECOGNIZE SOME OF THESE PLAYERS THAT YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH AS A KID IN NEW JERSEY. >>THAT’S RIGHT, AND THEY MADE SURE ALL THE PLAYERS HAD THE TOOLS TO PLAY PROPERLY. SHE’S SO CREATIVE, ALWAYS HAD A BALL AT HER FEET. I THINK HALF OF NEW JERSEY IS PROBABLY WITH HER. SHE’S CONFIDENT IN HER ABILITY TO FIND WILLING TO TAKE RISKS AND THAT MAKES HER GREAT. >>AND A NICE PERSON. >>OF COURSE THAT MATTERS MOST. >>ABSOLUTELY. AND A LOT OF FIRSTS, NOT ONLY FOR THE USA NOW HOLDING FOUR TITLES BUT SEVERAL OTHER THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO YOU. >>MOST GOALS IN A GAME WITH 13, THE HIGHEST MARGIN OF VICTORY, THE FIRST WOMEN’S COACH TO WIN TWO WORLD CUPS. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DOUBTED HER ALONG THE WAY AND THAT’S JUST AMAZING. NOW WE HAVE FOUR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE. >>AS YOU LOOK AT THE CHANGE OF THE LANDSCAPE IN SOCCER, WHAT’S THE MOST TELLING? >>THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. IT’S EXCITING BEING INVOLVED IN YOUTH SOCCER AND SEEING THE GIRLS ON THIS WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM, THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PLATFORM AND THEY ARE USING IT TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION. EVERYTHING THEY ARE DOING IS FOR THE GIRLS COMING BEHIND THEM. >>I’M LOOKING AT THE TROPHY AND CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET YOUR HAND ON THAT? >>EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS HAD IT A DIFFERENT DAY. THEY HAVE BEEN PASSING IT AROUND. THEY DESERVE IT FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY HAVE PUT IN. >>WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE NEXT FOR THIS TEAM? WILL WE SEE PLAYERS REPEAT? >>FOR SURE. I THINK THEY WILL RETURN TO THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE WHERE THEY ALL PLAY, AND IT WILL BE GREAT FOR PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THE NWSL. THEY WILL HAVE A VICTORY TOUR STARTING IN AUGUST, SO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM. LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING. >>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST REWARDING OF THE SEVERAL YEARS THEY PUT INTO MAKING IT TO THE WORLD CUP? >>I GUESS EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN WAVES. IT’S FIRST CALLED IN TO BE ON THE QUALIFYING ROSTER, THEN MAKING THE FINAL ROSTER AND GETTING A STARTING NOD. IT’S PROBABLY SO EXCITING TO BE IN THOSE GAMES AND LIVE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND TRAIN IN FRANCE FOR X AMOUNT OF TIME. WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS, I CAN IMAGINE IT’S SURREAL. >>AND FANS CHEERING YOU ON EVERYWHERE YOU GO. BEING A COACH AT RUTGERS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE STANDOUTS YOU WOULD SAY AS FAR AS SKILL SETS AND LADIES ON THE TEAM? >>I THINK THE GREATEST THING ABOUT A TEAM, YOU NEED A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. YOU NYPD PEOPLE WHO WILL BE YOUR WARRIORS AND WIN TACKLES, AND THEN YOU NEED THE ARTISTS THAT SET UP PLAY AND CREATE PLAY. THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN THAT. >>IS THAT CRYSTAL SCREAMING IN THE MIC THERE? >>LOOKS LIKE IT. >>AND FOLLOWED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO AS WELL. FOR YOU, WHO ELSE CAN YOU SAY HERE, ANYONE ON THIS FLOAT? >>THERE’S TOBIN TO THE RIGHT WITH THE SUNGLASSES ON. >>I CAN HEAR ALICE AT THE FRONT OF PARADE TOO. IT’S A SEA OF PEOPLE THERE. THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF KNOWING THAT USA HAS NOW PUT FOUR ON THE BOARD STARTING IN 1991, WHAT’S THAT LIKE AS A FEMALE ATHLETE? >>IT’S GREAT TO SEE HOW FAR THE NATIONAL TEAM HAS COME AND HOW FAR THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GO. IT’S GREAT FOR ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS IN THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW LIKE, I WANT TO BE THIS SOMEDAY. IT GIVES THEM DREAMS TO REACH FOR AND THEY NEED ROLE MODELS AS WELL. >>AND WE HAVE DISCUSSED HOW THE LADIES HAVE STEPPED UP AS ROLE MODELS FOR PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND AROUND THE WORLD. >>THEY HAVE REALLY PLAYED WITH HEARTS OF CHAMPIONS, AND TO SEE THEM THERE TODAY WITH ALL THE SCREAMING FANS, IT’S A REALLY EXCITING MOMENT. THOSE GORGEOUS BLUE SKIES THERE, IN THE SUN-SOAKED PARADE. THIS IS REALLY FANTASTIC. >>IT’S A SUPER DAY FOR A SUPER TEAM WE ARE CELEBRATING. TO TALK ABOUT WHAT TRISH MENTIONED LIKE THE WORLDWIDE OUTREACH, BACK IN 1991 THERE WERE 12 TEAMS COMPETING AND THERE WERE 24 THIS YEAR, AND IT WILL EXPAND TO 32. IT’S ABOUT FINDING THAT BALANCE IN THE FIELD OF TEAMS SO YOU DON’T HAVE THE 13-0 ONSLAUGHTS. TO GET THAT OUTREACH, THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN FIFA’S NUMBER ONE TEAM SINCE 2008. THEY ARE A JUGGERNAUT THAT CONTINUES TO OBVIOUSLY WIN ON THE WORLDWIDE STAGE. AGAIN, TRISH ALSO MENTIONED WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE TEAM. RIGHT NOW WITH THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE, ALL THESE PLAYERS ARE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO WATCH THEM YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. >>NOW LET’S GET TO OUR TEAM OF REPORTERS ON THE PARADE ROUTE AND GO TO JENNIFER McLOGAN, LIVE FOR US THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING, JENNIFER. >>Reporter: WE BEGIN OUR DAY BRIGHT AND EARLY IN ROCKVILLE CENTER, LONG ISLAND. 22 KIDS, SIX PARENTS UNDER ST. AGNES CATHEDRAL. WE ARE CELEBRATING ROCKVILLE CENTER’S HOMETOWN HERO, CRYSTAL DUNN. IT IS A TRIP AND WE ALL MADE IT SAFELY INTO PENN STATION. GOT A LITTLE LOST WAITING TO GET HOW MANY SUBWAY TOKENS, ALMOST 30? AND GOING THROUGH THE WHOLE ROUTE, MADE IT TO PARK PLACE AND WE ARE AT PARK PLACE AND BROADWAY FROM ROCKVILLE CENTER. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? THIS IS ONE OF THE BRAVE MOMS. >>WE ARE SO PROUD OF CRYSTAL AND IT’S AMAZING TO BE HERE AND SUPPORT HER. WHAT A GREAT PLAYER AND ROLE MODEL. WE ARE SO EXCITED. >>Reporter: MOMS, YOU TRAVELED FAR AND NEAR FOR THIS MOMENT AND YOU ALREADY MET HER. >>THAT’S RIGHT, AND THE GIRLS ARE SO HAPPY TO BE HERE AND CHEER HER ON. >>Reporter: WE HEAR THINGS COMING AND SEE CONFETTI. WE CAN HEAR THE NOISE. MARY AND CHRIS, BACK TO YOU. IT’S AND EXCITING TIME HERE. >>IT IS. THANK YOU, JENNIFER. >>TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE, ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE PLAYERS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. >>FABULOUS TO WATCH HER. LET’S GET BACK TO ALICE BECAUSE THE PARADE IS COMING BY RIGHT NOW. >>Reporter: I THINK EVERYONE HERE IS STUNNED BECAUSE SOME OF OUR HEROES WENT BY US, THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TEAM GOING BY US. DID WE SEE OUR SUPERSTARS? >>YES. >>Reporter: WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND? >>HAPPINESS. >>Reporter: WHAT ABOUT YOU? >>I WOULD SAY HAPPINESS TOO. >>Reporter: WE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. WE STOPPED CHEERING LIKE, WOW, THERE THEY ARE. WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE UP THERE? >>Reporter: ALEX MORGAN. >>AND SHE WAS HOLDING THE TROPHY. WHAT POSITION DO YOU PLAY? >>DEFENSE. >>Reporter: SO WE SAW MEGAN RAPINOE AND ALEX. WHAT COLOR WAS HER HAIR TODAY? >>PURPLE. >>Reporter: WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE. WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW? >>IT’S CRAZY. >>Reporter: DID ANYONE GET PICTURES OR VIDEO? >>YES, DID. >>Reporter: WE’RE GOING BACK HOME TO TELL OUR FRIENDS WHAT? >>WE SAW THE WORLD CHAMPION. >>Reporter: WHAT ABOUT MOM AND DAD OVER HERE? >>SO EXCITED TO BE SHARING THIS WITH MY DAUGHTER. IT’S SOMETHING SHE CAN AIM FOR AND SHE LIKES COMPETITIVE SPORTS. >>Reporter: WHO WERE YOU EXCITED TO SEE UP THERE? >>ALEX MORGAN. I SAW THE CHAMPAGNE. I DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY WOULD PASS IT AROUND BUT THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD TIME. >>Reporter: AND MOM AND DAD OVER HERE, HOW ARE WE FEELING? >>THERE’S NO WORDS. EXCITEMENT TO SEE THEM ACTUALLY HERE, AND TO HAVE THEM EXPERIENCE IT, IT’S JUST JOY. >>THIS ONLY HAPPENS EVERY FOUR YEARS AND GLAD TO SEE IT. >>Reporter: AND WE HAVE A GREAT VIEW. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M SO EXCITED WE GOT TO SEE THE SUPERSTARS. I LOOKED OVER AND INSTEAD OF CHEERING EVERYONE WAS LIKE STUNNED, LIKE THERE THEY ARE. WE ARE ALONG THE CANYON OF HEROES LIVE. >>YOU KNOW YOU’RE A SPOILED SOCCER FAN WHEN YOU SAY THIS ONLY HAPPENS ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS. SOME WAIT A LIFETIME. >>IT IS NICE WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT ALEX MORGAN. SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE HER AND I LOVE THE STUNNED LOOK ON THE LITTLE GIRLS’ FACES. GOVERNOR CUOMO ON THE FLOAT AND WITH SO MANY SUPERSTARS THERE WAVING TO THE CROWDS. WE THINK ABOUT THESE PARTIES OF THE CANYON OF THE HEROES, AND THIS GOES BACK TO THE 1800s. IT’S INTERESTING TOO FIND OUT THE FIRST ONE WAS STARTED SPONTANEOUSLY THROWING TICKER TAPE OUT THE WINDOWS. HERE WE ARE CELEBRATING THE LADIES FOR A SECOND TIME. >>A LOT OF GREAT PARADES, YANKEES AND GIANTS PARADES. THERE ARE SOME LOCALS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT. THERE’S NUMBER 19, AND OF COURSE NUMBER 17. IF YOU HAVE THOSE JERSEYS AT HOME, THERE THEY ARE WAVING THE AMERICAN FLAG AND RAISE THOSE FISTS IN THE AIR, WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS. YOU CAN GET A BETTER IDEA HOW MANY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE LINING THE STREETS HERE IN LOWER MANHATTAN. THE CANYON OF HEROES ALIVE AND WELL RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THAT CONFETTI, JUST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF PAPER. >>HERE IT COMES DOWN ON THE GROUND. BEFORE THE 2015 PARADE, IT HAD BEEN OVER 50 YEARS SINCE A WOMAN WAS THE FOCUS OF A TICKER TAPE PARADE HERE IN THE CITY. THESE LADIES HAVE TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND THE BANDS ARE OUT AND WE ARE ALL CELEBRATING THEIR INCREDIBLE WIN. >>AND LET’S PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE. HOW GOOD A TEAM IS THIS WOMEN’S SOCCER PROGRAM? HOW GOOD HAVE THEY BEEN OVER FOUR YEARS? NUMBER ONE FIFA TEAM SINCE 2008. THEY HAD A SILVER IN 2000, EIGHT GOLD CUPS, WORLDWIDE COMPETITIONS, AND A MEDAL IN EACH WORLD CUP AND OLYMPIC GAMES. THEY ARE NOTHING SHORT OF INCREDIBLE. I KNOW WE’RE MAKING A BIG DEAL ABOUT THE LATEST VICTORY BUT THERE’S SUCH A HISTORY OF GREATNESS WITH THIS PROGRAM, AND OF COURSE THE FIRST COACH TO WIN TWO WORLD CUPS. SOMETHING TELLS ME SHE’LL WIN IT AGAIN. >>WE’LL SEE. AND ALSO THE RECORDS BROKEN BY THIS 2019 U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM IN THIS WORLD CUP, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MOST GOALS IN A SINGLE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP MATCH, THE HIGHEST MARGIN OF VICTORY IN ONE MATCH. LET’S TALK ABOUT ALEX MORGAN SCORING THE MOST GOALS IN A SINGLE WOMEN’S GAME, AND COACH ELLIS THE FIRST TO WIN TWO WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TITLES. >>Reporter: YOU CAN SEE THE FLOATS COMING TOWARD US. WE ARE IN A SEA OF SPIRITED AND EXCITED AND PROUD FANS. YOU CAN SEE THE FLOATS ARE INCHING TOWARDS US HERE. I’M GOING TO COME OVER AND TALK TO THESE FANS. YOU’RE HERE FROM OHIO, THAT’S CORRECT? >>YES. >>Reporter: TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HERE TODAY. >>IT’S JUST AMAZING TO SEE THESE PEOPLE AND MY IDOL AND EVERYTHING. JUST AMAZING TO BE HERE. >>Reporter: WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE? >>ALEX MORGAN. >>Reporter: WHY IS SHE YOUR FAVORITE? >>SHE INSPIRES ME AND SHE’S A GREAT PLAYER AND EVERYTHING. >>Reporter: >>>THEY ALWAYS ARE PUSHING TO BE BETTER. >> DO YOU THINK ONE DAY YOU’LL TRY TO PUSH TO BE ONE OF THEM? >> YES, DEFINITELY. >> HOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING HERE TODAY? >> JUST SEEING THEM AND BEING ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THIS. >> HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO GET HERE? I UNDERSTAND YOU GUYS ARE FROM OHIO. >> IT TOOK TEN HOURS. >> WHAT TIME DID YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING? >> LIKE 2:00. >> 2:00, THAT’S INSANE. THAT’S SOME DEDICATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. WE DO ALSO HAVE A FAN HERE THAT CAME ALL THE WAY FROM FLORIDA. TELL US HOW LONG IT TOOK YOU TO GET HERE. >> ACTUALLY, I WAS VACATIONING IN D.C. AND THEY ANNOUNCED THE PARADE. ALL RIGHT, I HAVE TO JUMP ON A BUS AND HEAD UP TO NEW YORK. >> Reporter: WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING HERE TODAY? DESCRIBE THE ENERGY HERE. >> THIS IS UNLIKE ANYTHING I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. THIS IS AMAZING. JUST THE ENERGY, THE EXCITEMENT. THE YOUNG KIDS, THAT’S COOL TO SEE. THE WHOLE THING. THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. >> Reporter: WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE? >> ALI KREIGER. I’M HERE, EXCITED TO SEE HER, ASHLYNN AND ALEX. >> Reporter: HOW DO THESE WOMEN INSPIRE YOU IN YOUR DAY- TO-DAY LIFE? >> I GREW UP WATCHING THE 99ERS AND THEIR PERSEVERANCE AND BEING A WOMAN IN SPORTS AND TRYING TO OVERCOME ANY BARRIER THAT IS PUT IN FRONT OF THEM. THEY HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB. >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. WE HAVE ANOTHER GROUP OF VERY EXCITED FANS. VERY SPIRITED AND EXCITED FANS. HOW ARE YOU GIRLS FEELING BEING HERE TODAY? HOW DO YOU FEEL BEING HERE TODAY? >> I’M SO EXCITED. I’M GREAT. I’M DOING GREAT. >> Reporter: WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS? >> TO SEE THEM IN REAL LIFE. TO SEE THEM HERE, BECAUSE THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE. THEY CAN WAVE AT YOU. IT’S SO COOL. >> Reporter: IT IS PRETTY COOL. WHO WERE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE? >> EVERYONE. I CAN’T PICK ONE. >> Reporter: WHAT IS IT ABOUT THESE WOMEN THAT MAKE YOU SO EXCITED? >> WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM. >> Reporter: YOU WATCH THEM SUNDAY, WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF WATCHING THEM THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR SOCCER GAME? >> WE CAN SEE HOW CLOSE THEY ARE. WE ARE TIGHT KNIT AND IT HELPS WITH THE BOND ON THE FIELD. >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE GOING TO HANG OUT WITH THESE AWESOME FANS AND SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. SO EXCITED OUT THERE. A PROGRAMMING NOTE. IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO WATCH LET’S MAKE A DEAL, HEAD TO OUR SISTER STATION. >> LET’S HEAD BACK OUT TO THE PARADE ROUTE. CINDY IS TALKING WITH MORE FANS, SOAKING UP ALL OF THE EXCITEMENT. CINDY. >> Reporter: IT’S SO MUCH FUN OUT HERE. JUST BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO KEEP LOOKING BACK. FLOATS KEEP GOING BY AND WE KEEP SEEING PLAYER AFTER PLAYING. WE SAW ROSE, WHO MADE THAT SECOND GOAL. ANOTHER FLOAT JUST WENT BY. OH MY GOODNESS. NOW THIS SIGHTSEEING BUS. I DON’T SEE ANY PLAYERS UP THERE. I SEE SOME COMING. OH, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TAKING A BREAK. YOU ARE CHLOE. HOW OLD ARE YOU? >> I’M EIGHT. >> AND WHEN DID YOU START PLAYING SOCCER? >> THIS YEAR. >> I’M GOING TO MOVE YOU LIKE THAT, SO OUR BEAUTIFUL VIEWERS CAN SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE. TELL ME, FIRST OF ALL, WHICH PLAYER DO YOU LIKE BEST? >> I LIKE ALL OF THEM. >> Reporter: WHY ARE THEY SO GREAT? >> I DON’T KNOW. THEY WORK HARD AND THEY ARE REALLY CONFIDENT ABOUT STUFF. >> Reporter: DOES THAT MAKE YOU MORE CONFIDENT? >> YEAH. >> Reporter: YOU WERE TELLING ME COOL THINGS ABOUT PLAYING. YOU JUST STARTED, BUT YOU HAD A LOT OF COOL THINGS HAPPEN. >> Reporter: WELL, I MADE NEW FRIENDS. WE WORK AS A TEAM AND MY COACH, HE TEACHES ME STUFF THAT I HAVEN’T KNOWN BEFORE. >> Reporter: THIS IS YOUR FIRST PARADE. WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU’VE SEEN SO FAR? >> THE BEST THING I’VE SEEN SO FAR ARE THE SOCCER PLAYERS. >> Reporter: ISN’T IT GREAT? SINCE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS YOUR FAVORITE, YOU LOVE EVERY FLOAT, RIGHT? >> YEAH. >> Reporter: I’M GOING TO TALK TO YOUR BIG SISTER RIGHT NOW, OKAY? THIS IS SARAH. HI, SARAH. >> HI. >> Reporter: I KNOW YOU ARE NOT A SOCCER PLAYER. TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOUR SISTER AND YOU BEING HERE. >> I LOVE THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. IT TAKES A LOT AND I LOVE THE PEOPLE AROUND HERE SUPPORTING EVERYBODY. GIRLS SUPPORTING GIRLS. EVERYBODY IS SUPPORTING THEM. IT’S AMAZING WHAT THEY’VE DONE HERE. >> Reporter: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HERE WITH YOUR LITTLE SISTER? ESPECIALLY SINCE IT’S HER FIRST PARADE. WAIT A MINUTE, LET’S LOOK OVER HERE. [ CHEERING ] >> Reporter: I’M TALKING TO LITTLE CHLOE, EXPLANING WHO EVERYBODY IS. >> YOU HAVE A GREAT FLOAT IN FRONT OF YOUR CAMERA. HIGHLIGHTED BY OUR GOVERNOR, ANDREW CUOMO. KRISTEN IS ON THAT FLOAT AS WELL AS TOBIN HEATH. AND CRYSTAL AT THE FRONT OF THAT FLOAT. IOWA ADRIANA, ALL ON THAT FLOAT. YOU HAVE A STAR STUDDED FLOAT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. THE KIDS HAVE TO BE FLOORED TO SEE THESE STARS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM LIKE THIS. IT LOOKS LIKE THE FLOAT HAS STOPPED FOR A QUICK SECOND, SO EVERYBODY CAN START YELLING TO THEIR FAVORITE ATHLETES. IT’S JUST SO GREAT. GREAT TO SEE. ALEX, DO YOU WANT TO JUMP IN? >> I’M TALKING HERE WITH TRISH, WHO PLAYED WITH SOME OF THESE PLAYERS GROWING UP IN NEW JERSEY. I KNOW KELLY ISN’T FROM NEW JERSEY. WHAT MAKES HER SUCH A DYNAMITE PLAYER? >> MY FIRST EXPERIENCE PLAYING WITH KELLY WAS PLAYING FOR SKY BLUE. IT WAS OUR FIRST SCRIMMAGE. AND WE WERE PLAYING A 4-4-2. I HAVEN’T PLAYED A 4-4-2 FOR AWHILE. I NEVER PLAYED WITH AN OUTSIDE MID FIELDER. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO HERE, GUIDE ME AND SHE JUST KEPT TALKING TO ME THE WHOLE TIME AND TOLD ME WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO, AND JUST BY HER COMMUNICATION, SHE MADE ME LOOK GOOD. BUT SHE IS JUST SUCH A FIT PLAYER AND SUCH A TOUGH PLAYER. TO PLAY OUTSIDE BACK IN THIS FORMATION, YOU HAVE TO DRIVE ALL DAY AND SHE HAS THAT STAMINA AND SHE IS A GREAT DEFENDER AS WELL. >> TOBIN, WHAT YOU WERE SAYING IS EXCELLENT AS WELL. WHAT WERE SOME OF THE GREAT MOMENTS YOU HAD ON THE FIELD? >> EVERYTHING SHE DOES WITH THE BALL IS MAGIC. YOU ARE TRYING TO DEFEND HER AND YOU GET CAUGHT WATCHING HOW INCREDIBLE SHE IS WITH THE BALL. THE SELF-CONFIDENCE AND THE SWAGGER SHE HAS. >> HOW DO THEY INSPIRE THE TEAMMATES? >> I THINK THEY ALL LIFT EACH OTHER UP. IT’S A REALLY SPECIAL BOND AND IT WAS SO EVIDENT THROUGH THE WAY THEY PLAYED AND CARRIED ON THROUGH THE TOURNAMENT. WE SAW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WE SAW THEM CELEBRATING GOALS. IT’S SO OBVIOUS HOW BAD THEY WANTED THIS, NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES, BUT FOR EACH OTHER. >> WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE PLAYER THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH YOUR PROGRAM AND ARE STANDING ON THE WORLD STAGE. >> YEAH, WE HAVE A LOT OF TIES IN THIS WORLD CUP. CARLY LLOYD, SHE’S IN THE HALL OF FAME. WE HAVE CHANTEL, WHO IS REPRESENTING THE JAMAICAN SIDE. ON THE CANADA ROSTER. AND THEN ON THE BROADCAST SIDE, ALEXI WALLACE, A U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM, HE DID A GREAT JOB AS WELL AS THE WOMEN’S PLAYER, KARINA. A LOT OF CONNECTIONS THERE. >> YOU TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH GRIT AND ATHLETICISM GOES INTO THIS. YOU WERE SAYING YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE DETAILS OF THEIR SCHEDULE, BECAUSE THEY TRAINED SO HARD. GIVE ME A ROUND ABOUT OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO PLAY AT THIS TYPE OF LEVEL AND THE PRACTICE IT TAKES TO GET THERE. >> OH GOSH, I’M SURE THERE ARE SO MANY SACRIFICES THEY MADE. JUST THE DETAIL THAT GOES INTO THEIR PREPARATION. EVERY SINGLE MEMBER DESERVES CREDIT. OBVIOUSLY, WE SEE WHAT THE GIRLS DO ON THE FIELD, BUT FROM STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TO NUTRITION, TO FITNESS, TO PERIODIZATION AND THERE IS SO MUCH THAT GOES INTO IT, THAT IT’S HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND. >> HOW SOON AFTER DO YOU JUMP RIGHT IN AND START TRAINING ALL OVER AGAIN? >> I’M SURE THEY WILL TAKE SOME TIME OFF. YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE BEEN GEARING UP FOR THIS TOURNAMENT FOR QUITE SOME TIME. THEY DESERVE SOME TIME OFF, RELAX A LITTLE BIT. MOST OF THEM WILL GET RIGHT BACK INTO IT. >> I KNOW YOU WON IN DIFFERENT VARIETIES IN YOUR CAREER AS WELL. YOU’VE PLAYED AT A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. CAN YOU PUT INTO WORDS THE FEELING AS YOU’RE STANDING THERE AND YOU’VE ACCOMPLISHED EVERYTHING YOU HAVE FINALLY SET OUT TO DO. >> OH GOSH, IT’S INDESCRIBABLE. THERE’S A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS AND ADVERSITY. I THINK THERE’S OFTENTIMES WHERE YOU WONDER, IS THIS REALLY WORTH IT? I’M REALLY PUTTING A LOT INTO THIS. AM I GOING TO GET WHAT I WANT OUT OF IT? LOOK AT THESE GIRLS ON THESE FLOATS RIGHT NOW, REALIZING THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR. IT’S WORTH IT. >> AS ONE TON OF CONFETTI FALLS DOWN AROUND YOU. YOUR NAME IS MEMORIALIZED IN THE CEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY, BECAUSE THEY EACH GET A STONE PLAQUE. ANYONE THAT PARTICIPATES IN A TICKER TAPE PARADE. THEY WILL BE THERE FOR EVER FOR HISTORY TO SEE. WHAT ABOUT CARLI LLOYD? ANOTHER NEW JERSEY GIRL. >> CARLI, WHAT SHE HAS DONE OVER THE YEARS HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. NUMEROUS WORLD CUPS. NUMEROUS OLYMPICS. SHE IS JUST SUCH A HARD WORKER. SHE PUTS HER HEAD DOWN AND WORKS AND SHE IS REALLY, REALLY WORKS HARD AT EVERYTHING SHE ACCOMPLISHED. I MEAN, SHE’S DONE AMAZING THINGS FOR THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM. >> AS A FEMALE ATHLETE YOURSELF, YOU HEAR LITTLE GIRLS TALKING ABOUT WHAT AN INSPIRATION. FOR YOU, HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? >> FOR ME, THAT’S THE MOST MOVING PART. WE SEE THESE LITTLE GIRLS, AND ALEX MORGAN GOES BY AND THEY ARE INSPIRED. I’M ALMOST CRYING OVER HERE BECAUSE THAT IS INSPIRATIONAL TO ME. I COACH A U10 SOCCER TEAM AND I KNOW THEY IDOLIZE THESE GIRLS. TO KNOW THEY CAN HAVE SUCH POSITIVE ROLE MODELS IS IMPORTANT. >> THE EXCITEMENT FELT NOT ONLY IN OUR CITY, BUT AROUND THE WORLD. WE WERE JUST SEEING SOME OF THE PICTURES OF OUR VIEWERS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. HASHTAG, SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS. WE WANT TO INCLUDE YOU IN OUR BROADCAST AS WELL. YOU SEE THESE GIRLS HUGGING AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS. THEY TRULY SEEM LIKE A FAMILY. >> THEY ARE, ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S HOW MOST SOCCER TEAMS ARE. YOU ARE A FAMILY. YOU ARE SACRIFICING FOR ONE ANOTHER. SOMEONE FALLS DOWN, YOU’LL PICK THEM UP. THE BOND BETWEEN THIS TEAM IS VERY EVIDENT. >> AND JENNA HAS BEEN ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE AND I THINK THERE’S A FLOAT COMING BY YOU RIGHT NOW, JENNA. >> Reporter: THERE ARE. THE PLAYERS JUST CAME BY US. THIS CROWD GOT SO LOUD AND SO EXCITED WHEN THEY SAW THEIR FAVORITE PLAYERS. I ACTUALLY WANT TO GO OVER TO SOME OF OUR YOUNG FANS. WE’VE BEEN TALKING TO THEM ALL MORNING. WE HAVE FANS FROM OHIO, DELAWARE, YOU NAME IT. WE HAVE A GROUP OF GIRLS HERE CLOSER TO HOME. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE WHEN THE PLAYERS CAME BY? >> AMAZING. ESPECIALLY SEEING MORGAN, SHE’S A BIG INSPIRATION TO ME. >> Reporter: SHE WAS RIGHT UP WAVING AT YOU GIRLS. I SAW THAT. WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING HERE TODAY? >> SEEING ALL OF THE PLAYERS. WE ARE ALL HERE FOR THE TEAM. >> AND SEEING HOW MUCH PEOPLE ARE LIKE US AND LOVE SOCCER AND LOVE THIS TEAM. >> Reporter: YOU GIRLS ARE SOCCER PLAYERS. WHAT DO THESE GIRLS MEAN TO YOU AND HOW DO THEY INSPIRE YOU? >> THEY MAKE US WORK HARDER. SHOW US WE CAN DO WHAT WE LOVE WHEN WE GET OLDER. >> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT YOU? >> THEY DESIRE ME TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS. >> Reporter: THEY INSPIRE YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS. DID YOU WATCH THE GAME ON SUNDAY? >> WE WATCHED THE SOCCER GAME. >> Reporter: WHAT WAS THE BEST PART OF THE GAME? >> SEEING THEM CELEBRATE AND WIN TOGETHER. >> Reporter: HOW ABOUT THAT WINNING GOAL? >> THAT WAS AMAZING. >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH, GIRLS. LET’S GO BACK OVER TO SOME MORE FANS HERE. THEY ARE VERY SPIRITED HERE THIS MORNING. HEY GUYS, HOW ARE YOU DOING? WHAT’S THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS FOR YOU? >> MY FAVORITE PART IS THE FLOAT AND THE MUSIC. >> Reporter: THE PLAYERS JUST CAME BY. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? >> THAT WAS LIKE MEETING MY FAVORITE PERSON IN THE WORLD. >> Reporter: ARE THEY YOUR FAVORITE PEOPLE? >> KIND OF. >> Reporter: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? >> NEW JERSEY. >> NEW JERSEY. >> Reporter: THAT’S AWESOME. ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD TIME? >> YES. >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH. LET’S TALK TO MORE PEOPLE HERE. I KNOW WE HAVE A MOM HERE THAT HAS A COOL GETUP. CAN WE GRAB YOU OVER HERE? TELL US ABOUT WHAT THIS IS LIKE FOR YOU. YOU HAVE GIRLS THAT PLAY SOCCER. >> IT’S WONDERFUL. WE CAME FROM NEW JERSEY LAST NIGHT TO COME SEE THE PARADE, BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIENDS HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE WHOLE SERIES. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE. >> Reporter: AND YOU KNOW, THESE GIRLS ARE SAYING THESE PLAYERS INSPIRE THEM. AS A MOM, WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE ROLE MODELS FOR YOUR DAUGHTER? >> THEY ARE GREAT ROLE MODELS. THESE GIRLS HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC FOR THEM. >> Reporter: WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER TO SEE THE TEAM COME BY? >> AMAZING. WE’RE SO EXCITED WE COULD BE HERE. >> Reporter: WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE PARADE. WE HAVE A MOTHER OVER HERE. LET’S GO OVER TO THE FLOAT HERE. EVERY TIME A FLOAT COMES BY, THIS CROWD SCREAMS AND IS SO EXCITED. THERE’S GOVERNOR CUOMO ON THIS FLOAT RIGHT NOW. JUST A REALLY EXCITING DAY DOWN HERE. AND CRYSTAL ON THIS FLOAT AS WELL. YOU CAN SEE THEM WAVING. THE GIRLS YELLING. WE HAVE A HOME GROWN PLAYER PASSING BY HERE. ALL RIGHT, SO, LET’S SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. WE WANT TO TALK TO EACH OF THESE FANS OUT HERE. >> JENNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH. GREAT JOB, AS ALWAYS, DOWN THERE ON THE PARADE ROUTE AS YOU CAN SEE THE EXCITEMENT HERE. ALI LONG, YOU CAN SEE HER IN THE FRONT WITH THE MEDAL AROUND HER NECK, AND THERE’S MEGAN RAPINOE THERE. YOU TALK ABOUT BREAKOUT SUPER STAR OF THIS TOURNAMENT. WHETHER IT WAS DOMINATING GAME AFTER GAME AND JUST BEING AT THE FOREFRONT FOR THIS U.S. TEAM. A SPOKESPERSON, THE VOCAL LEADER, AND HOLDING THAT WORLD CUP TROPHY IN HER HANDS RIGHT NOW. THE SIGNATURE PURPLE HAIR, AND YOU TALK ABOUT A CHAMPION. LET’S LISTEN IN FOR A QUICK SECOND.>> THE CHEERS, THE APPLAUSE FOR THE GIRLS OF THE TEAM. PRETTY INCREDIBLE. SO MANY YOUNG WOMEN OUT THERE CELEBRATING THIS REMARKABLE VICTORY. AS THEIR HEROS COME BY. YOU CAN SEE THE FLOATS ARE DECORATING GOLD, VERY SYMBOLIC OF THIS HUGE WIN, THE STELLAR RUN. YOU MENTIONED, MEGAN RAPINOE, GIVEN TO THE BEST OVERALL PLAYER. CONGRATULATIONS TO HER. THE GOLDEN BOOT GIVEN TO THE TOP SCORER. SO, SHE WINS IT AGAIN. SO MEGAN RAPINOE, SUCH A SUPER STAR IN THIS. >> AND SHE ALSO GOT PLAYER OF THE MATCH HONORS FOR THE WIN OVER FRANCE, THE WIN OVER SPAIN, THE FINAL WIN OVER THE NETHERLANDS. SHE ESSENTIALLY TOOK THOSE GAMES OVER. IT BEGAN BREAKING THE 1-1 TIE. SHE COMES IN, SCORES, AND THE U.S. IS ON THEIR WAY. SHE SCORED BOTH GOALS. THE HOST NATION, A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT IF THERE WAS AN UPSET, THAT COULD BE IT. WITH FRANCE, AS I SAID, BEING ON HOME TURF. THAT DIDN’T WORK. AND THEN SCORED THE GAME WINNER IN THE FINAL BREAKING A TIE VERSUS THE NETHERLANDS. >> A FIRST PLAYER TO SCORE FROM A PENALTY KICK. AND FIRST PLAYER TO WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT AND THE GOLDEN BALL AT THE WOMEN’S FINAL. SHE IS JUST SO REMARKABLE. OLDEST PLAYER TO WIN THE GOLDEN BOOT AND GOLDEN BALL. SHE HAS MORE PLAY TO GO. SHE JUST STRIVES FOR THE BEST EACH AND EVERY TIME. SHE SAYS SHE IS READY TO GO. >> SOME PEOPLE MIGHT BE WONDERING, HOW DID SHE GET THE GOLDEN BOOT WITH SIX GOALS WITH ALEX MORGAN ALSO HAD SIX GOALS? THE TIE BREAKER IS WHO PLAYED LESS MINUTES. WHO SCORED THE MOST GOALS IN LESS TIME ON THE FIELD. AND RAPINOE HAD LESS TIME. SO SHE WAS ABLE TO WIN THAT GOLDEN BOOT. JESSICA MOORE IS AT CITY HALL WAITING FOR BASICALLY EVERYBODY TO ARRIVE FOR THE BIG CEREMONY AND HANDING OVER THE KEYS OF THE CITY. LET’S JOIN HER REAL QUICKLY. >> WE ARE SHOWING YOU RIGHT NOW THE CROWD AND THE PARADE THAT IS GOING BY. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OUT HERE ALL MORNING LONG. THEY SACRIFICED A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE PARADE SO THEY COULD BE HERE. THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WATCH IT ON THE JUMBOTRON. SO MANY SOCCER JERSEYS OUT HERE WITH FANS WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR HOURS TO WATCH THE TEAM RECEIVE THOSE KEYS TO THE CITY. AND, LET ME EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU. THIS PLACE IS GOING TO BE PACKED. THE CITY RELEASED THE TICKETS EARLIER THIS WEEK AND THEY SOLD OUT WITHIN MINUTES. SO, LOTS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO BE OUT HERE TODAY. PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, ACTUALLY, WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO AND THE FIRST LADY. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM LOTS OF THE FAVORITE TEAM MEMBERS. WE LOVE ALL OF OUR WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM. WE’LL HEAR FROM MEGAN RAPINOE AND SO MANY OTHERS ONCE THEY GET HERE AFTER THE PARADE ROUTE. WE SAW REHEARSALS HAPPENING EARLIER TODAY. THERE’S GOING TO BE A BAND. THERE WILL BE A VOCALIST. WE’LL HAVE SO MANY FESTIVITIES OUT HERE. KEY TO THE CITY, YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME, THERE’S A DJ TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE EXCITED. AS WE HAVE ALL BEEN SHOWING OUR VIEWERS AND PEOPLE AT HOME HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE PARADE, THESE FOLKS HAVE BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THE TEAM TO ARRIVE. AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE STAGE BEHIND ME, YOU SEE ALL THE WHITE CHAIRS SET UP WITH A SEA OF FLAGS BEHIND ALL THE TEAM. WE’LL BE SITTING RIGHT THERE AS THEY GET THE KEY TO THE CITY. THE DJ HERE REMINDING EVERYONE TO STAY HYDRATED. PUT ON YOUR SUNSCREEN. AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, IT’S HOT OUT HERE. NOT HOT ENOUGH TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM COMING. WE’RE GOING TO BRING YOU THE CEREMONY LIVE. IT’S SCHEDULED TO HAPPEN AT 10:30. ONE OF THE EVENT STAFF TOLD ME, YOU WELL KNOW, CHRIS AND MARY, THESE THINGS WILL BE CONTINGENT ON WHEN THE PARADE WRAPS UP. IN 2015, THIS CEREMONY WENT LONG. THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE TODAY. THE GIRLS ARE LEAVING THE CEREMONY, HEADING STRAIGHT TO THE AIRPORT TO CATCH A FLIGHT TO L.A., AS THEIR VICTORY TOUR CONTINUES. FOR NOW LIVE AT CITY HALL, CBS 2 NEWS. >> ALL RIGHT, JESSICA, THANKS SO MUCH. OF COURSE, BIG AWARDS SHOW IN LOS ANGELES TONIGHT AS THEIR VICTORY TOUR CONTINUES. IT’S BEEN THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATION. WHEN WILL IT END? WHO KNOWS. WILL THE JET LAG FINALLY GET TO THEM? NOTHING CAN STOP THIS TEAM AT THIS POINT, IF YOU ASK ME. THEY HAVE PLENTY MORE LEFT IN THE TANK. THEY WOULD LOVE TO GET A COUPLE MORE GAMES IF THEY POSSIBLY COULD. >> WE WANT TO KEEP THEM IN NEW YORK CITY. THERE’S NO PARTY LIKE A PARTY IN NEW YORK. AND THANKS FOR WATCHING, EVERYONE, AS YOU’RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW ON CBS 2 ON CBSN NEW YORK, ON CBSNEWYORK.COM AND ON KYW. WE’LL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS THROUGHOUT THE MORNING AS WE’RE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT THIS SALUTING OF THE CHAMPIONS PARADE. IT’S REALLY HISTORIC IN SO MANY WAYS. WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THIS WOMEN’S TEAM GETTING A SECOND TICKER TAPE PARADE IN THE CITY. THE LAST ONE IN 2015. AND THEN IF WE GO BACK, THE FIRST WOMAN TO BE HONORED WAS AMELIA EARHART. IF YOU THINK ABOUT HISTORY, THAT WAS IN 1928 AND 1932, THERE WAS A PARADE IN HER HONOR AS SHE WAS WELCOMED HOME. AND SO MUCH CELEBRATING STILL TO BE DONE TODAY, ALEX. >> AND WE HAVE SEEN THE MOST GOALS IN A SINGLE GAME. 13-0 AGAINST THAILAND. HIGHEST MARGIN OF VICTORY. JILL ELLIS, THE COACH, THE FIRST WOMAN COACH TO WIN TWO WORLD CUPS. MOST OVERALL WINS, YOU SAW THE SIGN THERE, 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONS. I’M HERE WITH TRISH WHO IS A COACH AT RUTGERS AND PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY WITH SEVERAL OF THE PLAYERS WE ARE CELEBRATING TODAY. TOBIN HEATH SPECIFICALLY. YOU GREW UP PLAYING WITH HER. WE TALKED ABOUT KELLY AS WELL. WHAT PLAYS REALLY STOOD OUT TO YOU IN THIS ENTIRE SERIES? >> I THINK AS A SOCCER FAN, IT’S EASY TO LOOK AT THE OFFENSIVE PLAYS, THE GOALS SCORED, EVERYTHING LIKE THAT. THEIR CELEBRATIONS AND WHAT A GREAT GOAL. FOR ME, I WAS A DEFENDER. I LOOK AT THE DEFENSIVE PLAYS AND LIKE THEY SAY, DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. I THINK THIS BACK LINE WAS SOLID. BECKY CRACKED HER HEAD OPEN IN THE FINAL, BLEEDING EVERYWHERE. GOT RIGHT BACK UP AND PLAYED. ABBY DID GREAT. CHRIS, KELLY O’HARA STEPPING IN, WHEN KELLY GOT INJURED. AND I THINK A REALLY PIVOTAL MOMENT OF THIS TOURNAMENT WAS THE PENALTY SAVE AGAINST ENGLAND. IT WAS IN THE 84th MINUTE. THE SCORE WAS 2-1. THAT’S SUCH A BIG MOMENT FOR A GOAL KEEPER. YOU BECOME THE HERO OR NOT, AND SHE REALLY STEPPED UP AND SAVED IT. >> DID SHE EVER. WERE YOU WATCHING LIKE US WITH BAITED BREATH? BREATHING IT? >> IT’S LIKE YOU’RE MOVING A LITTLE BIT, MAKE THE BALL GO CERTAIN PLACES. IT WAS SUCH AN EXCITING TOURNAMENT. >> WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR YOU? BECAUSE YOU HAVE THIS CONNECTION WITH TOBIN, GROWING UP AND PLAYING WITH HER. WHEN YOU SEE HER FACE COMING UP BROADWAY. >> IT’S GREAT. YOU KNOW, TOBIN HAS PUT IN SO MUCH WORK. OUTSIDE OF TEAM TRAININGS AND EVERYTHING SHE HAS DONE, AND ALL THE SACRIFICES SHE MADE. AND OBVIOUSLY, AT THE CLUB PDA, WE ARE SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF HER AND HAPPY FOR HER. SHE IS SO DESERVING OF THIS. >> AND AS YOU LOOK AT THIS CROWD AND THIS FLOOD OF PEOPLE, IT’S A LITTLE SMALL SHOW OF SUPPORT. THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. NOW IN THE U.S. THAT HAVE EMBRACED WOMEN ATHLETES AND SPECIFICALLY, SOCCER PLAYERS. WHAT IS THAT FOR YOU AND WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU WITH WHERE THE INDUSTRY IS GOING? >> IT’S GREAT. SOCCER IS A SPORT THAT ALMOST EVERY KID GROWS UP AND PLAYS. YOU HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY. SO YOUR PARENTS SAY, LET ME BRING YOU TO SOCCER AND TRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT. SOCCER IS SUCH A BIG SPORT IN THE UNITED STATES. IT’S HUGE. THEY GROW UP ON THE STREET PLAYING AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT. AND I THINK WE LOST A LITTLE BIT OF THAT. WE NEED MORE FREE PLAY AND JUST PLAYING IN THE BACKYARD, PLAYING IN THE STREET, AND STUFF THAT IS NOT STRUCTURED. IT’S JUST WHAT KIDS ARE DOING ON THEIR OWN. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY INCREASING AWARENESS AND FANS AND NOW EVERYBODY WANTS TO PLAY SOCCER, THAT’S AWESOME. >> THAT’S RIGHT, CHRIS SAID SOMETHING EARLIER THAT MADE ME LAUGH. THIS ONLY HAPPENS EVERY FOUR YEARS. IT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO A WILL THE OF COUNTRY, NOW WE’RE AT FOUR. DO YOU THINK WE’LL GO FOR A FIVE? >> EIGHT WORLD CUPS, AND WE HAVE FOUR OF THEM. THE GOAL IS TO KEEP RAISING THE BAR. THESE GIRLS, JILL ELLIS SAID IT BEST. MOST TEAMS VISIT PRESSURE, BUT U.S. LIVES IN IT. THEIR EXPECTATION IS TO WIN AND COME HOME CHAMPIONS. >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING AT THIS TEAM THAT THEY NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO TO DEVELOP, TO SECURE THAT 5th SPOT? >> KEEP BRINGING IN THE YOUNGER PLAYERS AND GETTING THEM READY. LIKE WE SAID, THE NEXT WORLD CUP IS IN FOUR YEARS. SOME OF THESE PLAYERS WHO ARE TOWARD THE END OF THEIR NATIONAL TEAM CAREERS, WE NEED TO START GETTING THE NEW ONES READY AND WORKING ON THAT CHEMISTRY AND I THINK THAT’S WHY JILL ELLIS HAS BEEN CRITICIZED. SHE HAS FOCUSED ON THE YOUNGER CROWD. BUT YOU KNOW, SHE’S THE ONLY PERSON TO HAVE TWO WOMEN’S WORLD CUP. HOW MUCH CAN WE REALLY CRITICIZE HER? >> SHE HAS AN EYE. SHE WAS NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR. WE ASSUME IT WILL PROBABLY HAPPEN AGAIN. WHAT I FIND IRONIC HERE IS THAT ON JULY 10 OF 2015, WE WERE IN THE SAME SPOT WATCHING THIS TICKER TAPE PARADE. YOU AND I GOT A GOOD LAUGH ABOUT THAT. >> IT’S CRAZY. FACEBOOK TELLS YOU, FOUR YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY. I SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE POSTING THROWBACKS. TO SEE HOW MUCH THESE YOUNG KIDS HAVE GROWN IN FOUR YEARS. NOW THEY ARE DOING AMAZING THINGS WITH THEIR SOCCER CAREER. THESE GIRLS HAVE PAVEED THE WAY FOR THEM TO DO THAT. >> AND TALK TO ME ABOUT THAT. THIS HAS BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE FEMALE ATHLETES TO REALLY BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CONVERSATION. >> YEAH. IT’S AMAZING. I MEAN, THE BIGGEST THING THAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR IS ROLE MODELS. THESE GIRLS ARE PUSHING THE ENVELOPE. THE THING IS, THEY WANT TO LEAVE THIS GAME A BETTER PLACE THAN WHEN THEY CAME IN. AND THEY WANT TO LEAVE THEIR FOOTPRINT ON THE FIELD, BUT ALSO OFF THE FIELD. THEY REALIZE THE IMPACT THEY HAVE ON SO MANY KIDS AND THEY ARE REALLY STRIVING TO USE THEIR PLATFORM TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY AND CHANGE LIVES AND CHANGE THE WORLD. >> I MEAN, CHRIS AND MARY, YOU HEARD THAT AS WE WERE UP AND DOWN THE PARADE ROUTE. ALL THESE YOUNGSTERS RAVING ABOUT HOW GREAT IT WAS TO HAVE A GLIMPSE OF THEM. CHRIS AND MARY. THAT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WATCHING THEM. >> ABSOLUTELY. IT’S BEEN SO EXCITING TO WATCH. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE CONFETTI THAT THEY ARE LEAVING. THAT’S THE FOOTPRINT TODAY AND WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE SANITATION CREWS. THEY HAVE THE BROOMS AT THE READY. THEY ARE AMAZING. A SALUTE TO THEM, BECAUSE THEY WILL BE CLEANING ALL OF THIS UP. JUST TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF TICKER TAPE PARADES IN NEW YORK CITY, STARTING IN THE 1880s, THE FIRST WAS IN ’86 TO MARK THE DEDICATION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. IN 1921, ALBERT EINSTEIN BECAME THE FIRST SCIENTIST TO RECEIVE A PARADE. AS FOR SPORTS TEAMS, THE RANGERS, THE YANKEES, THE METS, THE GIANTS, ALL RECEIVING TICKER TAPE PARADES UP THE CANYON OF HEROS. >>AND HOPEFULLY, YOU HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF BEING THERE AND SEEING ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS COME UP THE CANYON HEROS. I’VE BEEN THERE FOR A YANKEE PARADE, A COUPLE GIANTS PARADES, AND TO WATCH THIS UNFOLD, I WILL SAY THIS, EACH ONE HAS THEIR OWN IDENTITY AND EACH ONE IS UNIQUE, THEY ARE ALL GREAT, THAT’S FOR SURE. WE DID THAT WHOLE FOUR YEARS AGO, WE WERE HAVING ANOTHER TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR THE 2015 WORLD CUP TEAM. THAT WAS FOUR YEARS AGO TO THE DAY, ACCORDING TO ALEX. 20 YEARS AGO TO THE DAY, 1999, BRANDI CHASTAIN TO WIN THE WORLD CUP. YOU REMEMBER THAT FAMILIAR SCENE. THE JERSEY COMES OFF. IT WAS THE IMAGE SEEN AROUND THE WORLD. THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY. SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. >> MAKING HER ONE OF THE TOP TEN IN GOAL SCORING AND ALEX MORGAN, NUMBER 7 ON THAT LIST. SO MANY PEOPLE YELLING OUT, ALEX MORGAN’S NAME TODAY. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE BANDS AT CITY HALL. THEY ARE ABOUT TO GREET THE PLAYERS AS THEY ARE GOING TO RECEIVE THE KEYS TO THE CITY. LET’S GET RIGHT BACK TO YOU, JESSICA MOORE. >> MARY, CHRIS, HI. THE BAND PLAYING BEHIND ME. IT’S A WELCOME SIGHT FOR THESE FOLKS. THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING HOURS TO SEE THESE WOMEN. WE KNEW THE PARADE WAS GETTING CLOSE WHEN THE CONFETTI STARTED FALLING. STARTED FALLING ON OUR RISER. I COULDN’T HELP BUT PICK UP A COUPLE SHEETS, FOR OLD TIME SAKE. SO, WE HAVE THE BAND BEHIND US. THE GIRLS WILL ALL BE ARRIVING HERE. YOU SEE THE STAGE SET UP BEHIND THEM. MAYOR DE BLASIO AND THE FIRST LADY WILL BE WITH THEM. THE MAYOR WILL BE PRESENTING THE KEY TO THE CITY, TO THE MUCH DESERVING WORLD CHAMPIONS. AND, AS I SAID BEFORE, THE CITY RELEASED TICKETS TO THIS EVENT EARLIER IN THE WEEK. THE CITY TELLS US THEY SOLD OUT ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS WITHIN MINUTES. PEOPLE FROM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN OUT HERE. A LOT OF NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT, BUT REALLY FROM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. THEY JUST WANTED A CHANCE TO SEE SOME OF THESE WOMEN. WE’RE GOING TO BE HEARING FROM CARLY LLOYD, MEGAN RAPINOE, THE CAPTAIN OF THE U.S. FEDERATION WILL BE TALKING TODAY, CELEBRATING THESE WOMEN AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR VICTORY TOUR. THE CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 10:30. NOT TOO FAR FROM NOW. A COUPLE OF MINUTES. BUT WE’RE TOLD IT MAY BE A FEW MINUTES LATE. HOWEVER, IT IS GOING TO BE — THESE WOMEN ARE GETTING ON A FLIGHT AND HEADING TO L.A. TO CONTINUE THEIR VICTORY TOUR. WE’LL LET YOU KEEP LISTENING TO THE BAND BEHIND ME. WE HAD A DJ OUT HERE ALL MORNING AS WELL. KEEPING THE TUNES GOING. REMINDING EVERYONE TO DRINK WATER AND KEEP THE SUNSCREEN ON. IT IS SCORCHING OUT HERE. NOT AN OUNCE OF SHADE TO BE FOUND. EVERYONE SAID THAT WAS NOT GOING TO KEEP THEM AWAY. THEY WILL BE HERE UNTIL THE VERY LAST PERSON IS OFF THAT STAGE. THEY CANNOT WAIT TO SEE AND HEAR FROM SOME OF THEIR HEROS. A LOT OF ANTICIPATION AS TO WHAT THE WOMEN MIGHT SAY. A LOT OF TALK POINTS THAT THEY SPEARHEADED. THE EQUAL PAY. THEY HAVE BEEN CHAMPIONING A LOT OF CAUSES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERING IF THEY WILL TOUCH ON THAT OR JUST BE CELEBRATING THEIR VICTORY. EVERYONE HERE IS EXTREMELY EXCITED. WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU. >> SINCE THERE IS CURRENTLY A LAWSUIT, ONCE LENGTH THE OTHER. THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO HEAD INTO MEETUATION. WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP. WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY. OF COURSE, YOU’LL BE HEARING A LOT ABOUT IT, THAT’S FOR SURE. NOW, THIS IS TEAM U.S.A. THEY ALWAYS SAID THE DALLAS COWBOYS ARE AMERICA’S TEAM. I DON’T KNOW. I THINK THE ARGUMENT MAY BE SHIFTING TOWARDS THIS U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM. THEY HAVE THE TRACK RECORD TO BACK IT UP. AND YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT THE HEAD COACH, JILL ELLIS. DID A GREAT JOB MIXING VETERAN EXPERIENCE WITH SOME ROOKIES. YOU HAVE THOSE PLAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN ON THESE FLOATS SAYING THIS IS MY FIRST ONE. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 2023 WHEN WE WIN THIS AGAIN AND HAVE ANOTHER TICKER TAPE PARADE. YOU HAVE VETERANS LIKE CARLI LLOYD AND MEGAN RAPINOE WHO IS SAYING MAYBE THERE WON’T BE ANOTHER TOURNAMENT FOUR YEARS FROM NOW. CARLI LLOYD, THIS IS HER FOURTH WORLD CUP. SHE WAS THE HERO IN THE 2015 TEAM. SCORED A COUPLE GOALS IN THAT 3- 0 WIN. BUT, AGAIN HER ROLE CHANGED AND SHIFTED AND AS THE FACE OF WOMEN’S SOCCER FOR SO LONG, MAYBE THIS IS HER RESPONSE. MAYBE SHE’S GOING TO BE ON THAT STAGE. THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT FEELINGS. >> BEING OUT THERE, BEING ON THE STAGE. THIS BAND IS INCREDIBLE. THEY ARE FULL OF ENERGY. THEY ARE PUTTING IT ALL OUT THERE FOR US. WE’LL TAKE A LISTEN IN FOR A MOMENT TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE SO WE CAN HEAR IT ALL AND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE OUT THERE. 1900 FOLKS ARE GOING TO BE SEATED THERE AS THE GIRLS ARE GIVEN THE KEY TO THE CITY. LET’S LISTEN IN FOR A MOMENT. [ BAND PLAYING ] [ BAND PLAYING ] >> MULTIGENERATIONAL BAND OUT THERE. THE MUSICIAN TODAY IS CERTAINLY FOR THE LADIES AND LOVE THAT BANNER ABOVE THEM. ONE NATION, ONE TEAM. AS WE ARE CELEBRATING THESE CHAMPIONS. SO WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE IN THE PARADE? THE OFFICIAL TWITTER COUNT FOR THE U.S. WOMEN’S TEAM TWEETING PICTURES DURING THE PARADE. >> LINDSEY, EMILY, KELLY, ROSE ARE LIVING THE BEST LIFE. YOU TALK ABOUT A BREAKOUT STAR. ROSE LAVELLE, THE BREAKOUT STAR IN THIS TOURNAMENT HAD GOAL NUMBER TWO IN THE FINALS. JUST A 24-YEAR-OLD SUPERSTAR. SOMEONE YOU WILL BE WATCHING FOR YEARS TO COME ON THE WORLD CUP CIRCUIT. >> SHOWING THE TEAM READY FOR YOU, AMERICA. LOVE THIS ONE. >> JUST SO COOL. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE TO BE ON THIS FLOAT? McDONALD POSTING A PICTURE OF HER. AND I WAS SAYING BEFORE, EVERY GREAT PARTY NEEDS A GREAT BAND. AS YOU CAN SEE ON YOUR SCREEN, WE HAVE A GREAT BAND PLAYING RIGHT NOW. THESE ARE GREAT PICTURES THAT WE’VE BEEN GETTING FROM ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. THIS SHOT OF THE CHAMPIONS SAYING, PERKS OF HAVING AN OFFICE AT THE START OF THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT. GET YOUR RUN DOWN. CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES, ON YOUR AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT. >> TAKE A LITTLE WORK BREAK AND GET TO SEE THIS. WOW. AND THIS VIEW FROM ABOVE TWEETED FROM SHANA, SHOWING THE CROWDS AND THE FLOATS FROM HER OFFICE. WHAT A VIEW. >> AND DONNA GETTING A GREAT VIEW FROM HER OFFICE SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS FROM THREE WORLD TRADE. KEEP SENDING US YOUR PARADE PICTURES. USE THAT HASHTAG, SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE DOING ALL MORNING LONG. THE LAST, WELL SINCE SUNDAY. WE’VE BEEN SALUTING THIS CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. A TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE UNITED STATES 4th WORLD CUP. SECOND BACK TO BACK IN 2015 AND 2019. GERMANY, THE ONLY OTHER COUNTRY TO DO THAT, TO GO BACK TO BACK. THIS IS ONE OF FOUR. THERE’S ONLY BEEN EIGHT WORLD CUPS. THE UNITED STATES CAPTURED FOUR OF THEM. AS WE’VE MENTIONED, THIS IS A DOMINANT TEAM THAT CONTINUES TO PLAY WITH ALL OF THE DISTRACTIONS, ALL OF THE PRESSURE. THEY HIT THE PITCH AND THEY JUST KEEP SCORING. >> AND EXPERTS SAYING THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST TEAMS OF ALL TIME. >> YOU LOOK AT THE STARS AND HOW GOOD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO MAKE THIS TEAM? YOU LOOK AT THE RESUMES OF THE PLAYERS ON THIS TEAM AND ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN MVPs MULTIPLE TIMES AT THE NATIONAL AND THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. >> MEGAN RAPINO, ALEX MORGAN, CARLI LLOYD, RETURNING PLAYER FROM THE 2015 TEAM. YOU MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT CARLI LLOYD. TRISH, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HER ROLE CHANGE? >> I DON’T KNOW. IT’S HARD TO PLAN FOR WEEKS IN ADVANCE, LET ALONE FOUR YEARS. OBVIOUSLY, WE SAW CARLI IN THE LAST WORLD CUP. WE KNOW WHAT SHE DID FOR HER COUNTRY AND WE SAW HER SCORE A GOAL FROM MID FIELD. WE SAW HER SCORE A HAT TRICK IN THE FINAL. FATTEST HAT TRICK IN HISTORY. HER ROLE CHANGED. I KNOW SHE WAS HAPPY FOR THE TEAM TO WIN. BUT I KNOW THE U.S. HAD SUCH A DEEP BENCH. EVERY PLAYER WANTED TO GIVE MORE. YOU KNOW, AND THAT COMPETITIVENESS IS WHAT GOT THEM TO WHERE THEY ARE NOW. AND THERE ARE JUST AS MUCH OF A PART OF THIS SUCCESS. THERE ARE GIRLS ON THE QUALIFICATION THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE FINAL ROSTER, YOU KNOW, FANTASTIC PLAYERS AND REALLY COULD HAE HELPED, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN ONLY TAKE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PLAYERS. THOSE PLAYERS WHO DIDN’T PLAY IN GAMES, THEY MADE THE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT COMPETITIVE. YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE A SECOND STRING GOAL KEEPER. ALL OF THOSE GIRLS ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE ALEX MORGANS AND MEGAN RAPINOES. >> I THINK WE SAW THEY WERE ABLE TO REST SOME OF THEIR TOP PLAYERS BECAUSE WE CAN GO TO THE BENCH AND YOU CANNOT START MEGAN RAPINOE. YOU DON’T SKIP A BEAT. NOW RAPINOE GETS SOME REST. WE’RE STILL COMPETITIVE. A LOT OF THE COUNTRIES DON’T HAVE, OUR BENCH IS SO DEEP. YOU LOOK AT THE BENCH AND THERE’S LINDSAY. FOR US, WE WERE ABLE TO REST SOME PLAYERS THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMENT AND GIVE EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO PLAY. >> WHAT IS THE DYNAMICS ON A TEAM LIKE THIS, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HAVING SUCH A DEEP BENCH. THEY ARE WORKING JUST AS HEART, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ON THE FIELD. >> IT’S HARD TO BE ONE OF THOSE PLAYERS. I THINK WHEN I WAS AT SKY BLUE, THAT WAS MY ROLE AS A RESERVE PLAYER. BUT YOU’RE GRATEFUL TO BE THERE. I WAS LIKE WOW, MY GOAL IS TO BE A PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER. I HAD EIGHT KNEE SURGERIES AND I’M HERE. YOU WANT TO PUSH AND BE THE BEST TEAMMATE YOU CAN BE. WITH THIS TEAM, YOU SAW HOW STRONG THE BOND WAS AND DIDN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR ROLE ON THE TEAM. YOU PLAYED JUST AS AN IMPORTANT PART. >> EVERYONE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME CELEBRATING ALL THE WORK THESE LADIES PUT INTO THIS. AS AN ATHLETE, HOW TOUGH ARE THE GIRLS ON THIS TEAM? >> OH MAN. THEY ARE TOUGH. YOU CAN SEE THEM. THEY ARE STRONG GIRLS. THEY ARE FAST GIRLS. THEY ARE FIT GIRLS. THEY ARE MENTALLY RESILIENT. THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING THAT I PREACH TO THE GIRLS. WATCH THEIR CONFIDENCE. THEY LOSE THE BALL, BUT THEY BOUNCE RIGHT BACK. THEY DON’T PUT THEIR HEAD DOWN FOR A SECOND. THEY ARE MENTALLY STRONG. THAT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT AS BEING PHYSICALLY STRONG AT THIS HIGH LEVEL. >> Reporter: AND AS YOU WATCH THEM COMING UP BROADWAY, I SAW YOU LEANING IN. YOU RECOGNIZE THESE FACES. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT’S LIKE FOR THEM? CAN YOU PUT IT INTO WORDS? >> I IMAGINE IT’S SO SURREAL. THESE GIRLS PROBABLY RAN AROUND IN THEIR BACKYARD AT 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD AND IMAGINED WINNING THE WORLD CUP AND THEY JUST GOT TO DO THAT AND REALIZING ALL THEIR HARD WORK AND SACRIFICES AND JUST SEEING ALL THESE PEOPLE HERE CHEERING FOR THEM. YOU KNOW, AND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THAT IS REALLY — THIS IS NEW YORK CITY, YOU KNOW. ALL THESE PEOPLE, SOMEONE DROVE TEN HOURS FROM OHIO, I THINK THEY SAID. WHAT’S REALLY COOL FOR ME IS SEEING YOUNG BOYS BE INTERESTED, TOO. THAT LITTLE BOY WAS LIKE, THEY’RE MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. IT’S REALLY AWESOME THAT THEY ARE NOT JUST INSPIRING GIRLS, BUT INSPIRING BOYS AS WELL. >> Reporter: WE WERE CHATTING EARLIER ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF PLAYERS COMING FROM THE NORTHEAST THAT ARE MAKING A MARK IN THIS FIELD. SO NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE TOBIN HEATH, ALI LONG. YOU ARE SEEING SO MANY SUPERSTARS RISING UP FROM OUR AREA. >> I THINK THE NORTHEAST AND NEW JERSEY IN PARTICULAR, WE JUST HAVE A DIFFERENT MENTALITY. YOU KNOW. PEOPLE SAY JERSEY TOUGH, JERSEY STRONG. IT’S SO TRUE. IT’S PROBABLY SOMETHING YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU’RE FROM HERE. WE HAVE A BLUE COLLAR WORK ETHIC. WE ARE DOWN FOR THE NITTY, THE GRITTY. WE HAVE SUCH A SENSE OF PRIDE IN EVERYTHING WE DO. AND YOU KNOW, DON’T MESS WITH US TYPE OF MENTALITY OR ATTITUDE, YOU KNOW. >> Reporter: AND YOU SEE IT IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE PLAYERS. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE TEAM TO COME AND GET THE KEYS TO THE CITY. UNTIL THEN, WE’LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK. STAY WITH US, YOU’RE WATCHING COVERAGE OF SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS. THE CITY. YOU’RE WATCHING THE COVERAGE OF SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS. >>>TO GIVE PEOPLE THE POWER TO BUILD COMMUNITY, TO BRING THE WORLD CLOSER TOGETHER. >> THIS TECHNOLOGY CAN ENABLE GROUPS OF PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER. THAT WAS THE DREAM. MAKE PEOPLE DOUBT WHAT THE FACTS ARE AND YOUR TRUST IS ERODED. SOCIAL MEDIA. >> PARADE COVERAGE, MANY OF YOU ARE SEEING US ON CBS 2, MANY ARE SEEING US ON CBSN AND CBSN NEW YORK. >> IT WAS GREAT TO SEE MEGAN RAPINOE. YOU CAN ALSO SEE US AT CBSNEWYORK.COM. >> TWEET A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT WITH THE HASHTAG. CBS NEW YORK OR SALUTING THE CHAMPIONS. YOU MIGHT SEE YOURS SCROLLING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN. EVERYBODY WHO HAS CHIMED IN AND CONTRIBUTED THIS MORNING. WE THANK YOU. KEEP IT GOING. IT’S BEEN A GREAT MORNING SO FAR. WE KICKED OFF AT 9:30 THIS MORNING. WE’RE ABOUT 70 MINUTES IN. JUST TO SEE ALL OF THE ATHLETES, ALL OF THE SMILES OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINING THE PARADE ROUTE. THE CANYON OF HEROS. THESE NEVER GET OLD. FOR THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TEAM, IT’S A ONE IN EVERY FOUR YEAR EXPERIENCE. IT’S GREAT TO SEE. >> IT’S GREAT TO SEE THE LAST FEW PIECES OF CONFETTI FALLING FROM THE SKY. IT’S BEEN QUITE THE PARADE DOWN THE CANYON OF HEROS AND REALLY, THESE LADIES PLAYED WITH THE HEARTS OF CHAMPIONS AND WE HEARD ALEX MORGAN SAY THIS BEFORE. YOU ALWAYS WORK HARD, YOU NEVER GIVE UP. YOU FIGHT UNTIL THE END. IT’S NEVER REALLY OVER UNTIL THE WHISTLE BLOWS. WHAT A REMARKABLE RUN IT’S BEEN FOR THE LADIES. >> THEY HAVE BEEN THE FAVORITE IN THE WORLD CUP AND IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR YEARS. YOU GO BACK TO 2016, AND SO YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN IT’S GOING TO BE YOUR TIME TO WIN AND WHEN THE OTHER TEAM WILL PLAY A LITTLE BETTER AND UPSET YOU ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE. THIS WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP RUN FOR THIS TEAM WAS INCREDIBLE. IT STARTED WITH THAT OPENING MATCH VERSUS THAILAND, 13-0. JUST AN ABSOLUTE OBLITERATION. THEY WIN 2-0 OVER SWEDEN. THE QUARTER FINALS, THEY BEAT THE HOST NATION, FRANCE, 2-1. THEY BEAT ENGLAND 2-1. OF COURSE, IN THE FINALS, THEY TAKE DOWN THE NETHERLANDS 2-0 WITH TWO LATE GOALS BY RAPINOE, WHICH WON IT, AND LAVELLE, WHICH WAS ICING ON THE CAKE. THEY WERE 14-1-2. THEY SCORED 55 GOALS THROUGHOUT THAT ENTIRE TIME. THIS WAS A DOMINANT TEAM, MARY, THAT HAS BEEN ON THIS RUN, THIS INCREDIBLE RUN FOR WHAT FEELS LIKE SINCE 1991, WITH A COUPLE HICK UPS. >> YOU SEE THAT OPEN WINDOW ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AS THEY ARE ABOUT TO GET THE KEYS OF THE CITY. THE CROWDS ARE BUILDING IN THAT AREA. ABOUT 1900 SEATS ARE LINED UP. THOSE TICKETS WENT QUICK. IN FACT, THEY ARE RESELLING FOR A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH. THEY ARE NOW PRETTY MUCH SEATED. WE’RE JUST AWAITING THE SUPERSTARS COMING OUT. INCREDIBLE RUN. ALL THE RECORDS BROKEN THIS YEAR BY THIS U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM. AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO ON AND ON WITH IT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MOST GOALS IN A WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT. MOST CONSECUTIVE TOURNAMENT WINS. YOU HAVE THE COACH TO WIN THE FIRST TWO WORLD CUP TITLES. ALEX MORGAN SCORING THE MOST GOALS. MOST GOALS IN A SINGLE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP MATCH. AND, JESSICA MOORE IS ON STAND BY AS THE CROWDS ARE NOW PILING IN RIGHT THERE AT CITY HALL. JESSICA. >> Reporter: MARY AND CHRIS, THE ENERGY OUT HERE IS NOTHING SHORT OF ELECTRIC. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE TEAM IS ABOUT TO COME OUT RIGHT NOW. YUP, THE DJ CONTINUING TO GET THE CROWD FIRED UP. THEY’VE BEEN OUT HERE FOR HOURS WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT. THE TEAM MADE A MOMENTARY APPEARANCE UP HERE ON THE BALCONY. WHEN THEY DID, THIS CROWD WENT WILD. MEGAN RAPINOE, A FEW OTHER WOMEN OUT HERE. EVERYONE WAS SHOUTING AND CHEERING. THE WOMEN TODAY WILL GET THE KEY TO THE CITY. MAYOR DE BLASIO WILL PRESENT THAT. HE ALONG WITH THE FIRST LADY WILL BE SPEAKING. WE’LL HEAR FROM COACH JILL ELLIS. WE’LL HEAR FROM SEVERAL OF THE PLAYERS AS WELL. ALEX MORGAN, CARLI LLOYD, AND THE HEAD OF THE U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION. THERE’S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL CEREMONY. SAW THE BAND PLAYING EARLIER KEEPING THE CROWD PUMPED UP. ABOUT 1900 SEATS. THE TICKETS WERE GONE IN MINUTES. A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE PA PARADE ROUTE GATHERED OUTSIDE THE FENCE. THEY WANT A GLIMPSE OF THIS AS WELL. FOLKS DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE PARADE. THEY’VE BEEN HERE WAITING FOR THE GRAND FINALE. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WILL BE HAPPENING ANY MINUTE. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE GIRLS. THEY ARE ALL INSIDE RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL COME OUT AND TAKE PICTURES WITH THE CROWD. THEY ARE FEEDING INTO THIS ENERGY AND THE EXCITEMENT OF THE CROWD. AS WE HAVE SEEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THEY LOVE THEIR FANS. THEY SAID OPENLY HOW MUCH THEY NEED THE FANS. HOW MUCH THEY FEED OFF OF THEIR ENERGY. WE SAW THAT AGAIN TODAY. CHRIS AND MARY, WE’LL KEEP AN EYE ON THIS. THEY SHOULD BE COMING OUT ANY MINUTE. WE’LL BRING YOU OUT HERE LIVE AS SOON AS THEY DO. >> IF ONE DOESN’T WORK OR YOU LOSE ONE, YOU’LL HAVE A BACKUP. YOU NEVER KNOW. HERE ARE FAST FACTS ON THE KEYS TO THE CITY THAT WERE HANDED OUT. FIRST AWARDED BACK IN 1702. EACH KEY IS PURELY SYMBOLIC. IT DOES NOT OPEN ANY DOORS OR LOCKS. >> WHAT DO YOU MEAN? >> THERE ARE GOLD PLATED AND BARE THE RESEMBLANCE OF A LARGE SKELETON KEY THAT OPENS THE BACK DOOR OF CITY HALL. THE KEYS ARE ENGRAVED. THEY COST ABOUT $100 EACH. AND THE METS, YANKEES, GIANTS PLAYERS RECEIVED KEYS OVER THE YEARS. >> SO, THE WOMEN OF TEAM U.S.A., THEY REALLY COME FROM ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE ARE ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT A NUMBER OF THE PLAYERS FROM THE TRISTATE AREA. CRYSTAL DUNN GROWING UP IN ROCKVILLE CENTER. WE GOT A CHANCE TO SEE HER COMING TO THE PARADE, JENNIFER McLOGAN FOLLOWING THEM INTO MANHATTAN TODAY. ALI LONG FROM SUFFOLK COUNTY. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE PLAY AT THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP. YOU HAVE TWO PLAYERS FROM NEW JERSEY. CARLI LLOYD IS FROM BURLINGTOM COUNTY. SHE’S QUITE INCREDIBLE AND REMARKABLE IN HER RUN. AND IN CONNECTICUT, YOU ALSO HAVE ALYSSA NAEHER. >> VERSUS ENGLAND, THAT BASICALLY KIND OF TURNED THE TOURNAMENT FOR THE U.S. IF THAT DID NOT, SHE DIDN’T MAKE THOSE CRITICAL SAVES, THEY COULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. TRISH MENTIONED ABOUT THE JERSEY STRONG THING. THESE TWO PLAYERS FROM NEW JERSEY, JUST BEEN CARRYING THE TORCH FOR THIS TEAM. MARY, HOW GOOD DOES ONE HAVE TO BE TO BE ON THESE TEAMS? LET’S JUST GO OVER. BEFORE THE LADIES COME OUT. TOBIN HEATH, NOT ONLY TWO WORLD CUPS, TWO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS. MADE HER THIRD WORLD CUP APPEARANCE AND SHE IS THE FEMALE SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN 2016. CARLI LLOYD, AS WE MENTIONED, BEING THE OLDEST MEMBER OF THIS SQUAD. FOUR WORLD CUPS TO HER CREDIT. SHE WAS THE CENTER PIECE OF THE 2015 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. SHE IS THE TWO-TIME PEOPLE WORLD WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR. JUST TWO GIFTED PLAYERS. BOTH FROM THE GARDEN STATE. SO GREAT TO CALL THEM LOCALS AND TO BE ABLE TO ALWAYS LOOK BACK ON THESE WORLD CUPS AND SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? LOCAL PRODUCTS. INCLUDING CRYSTAL AND ALI, AS WE MENTIONED WERE ABLE TO REALLY PROPEL THIS TEAM AND PUSH THEM FORWARD. IT JUST GOES TO A LOT OF THE GRASS ROOTS COACHES AND THE PROGRAMS WE HAVE IN THE TRISTATE AREA THAT GET THESE WOMEN TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LEVELS. BECAUSE YOU CAN BE GOOD, BUT YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE GREAT TO MAKE THESE TEAMS. >> AND CARLI LLOYD, GREAT CAREER AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY. AND WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING HER ON THE U.S.A. WOMEN’S TEAM SINCE 2005. I MEAN, PLAYED IN FOUR WORLD CUP TOURNAMENTS. REALLY TRULY INCREDIBLE. GOLDEN BALL TROPHY WINNER IN 2015 AS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT. >> AND CRYSTAL DUNN, SHE IS THE INSPIRATION AND ROLE MODEL. I MENTIONED IT BEFORE, CAN YOU IMAGINE GOING THROUGH THE TRAINING PROCESS, BEING THE FINAL PLAYER CUT BEFORE THE 2015, THINKING YOU’LL BE ON THIS FAVORITE TO WIN THE WORLD CUP. CUT THE LAST DAY, RATHER THAN SULK AND GO AWAY AND RETIRE, OR GO DOWN A DIFFERENT CAREER PATH, SHE USES IT TO PROPEL HER TO GET HER READY FOR THE 2019 TEAM. AND USE IT AS MOTIVATION. SHE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE PLAYERS IN THE WORLD. SHE CAN PLAY ANYWHERE. SHE STARTED 6 TO 7 GAMES IN THIS TOURNAMENT. SHE WON THE HERMAN TROPHY. THE WOMEN SOCCER VERSION OF THE HEISMAN TROPHY, BACK IN 2012. WENT TO UNC AND SHE HAS BEEN GREAT. SHE HAS BEEN A GREAT, GREAT PLAYER. >> AND A REALLY HARD WORKER AND PREPARATION IS EVERYTHING FOR HER. SHE NEVER GIVES UP AND WOW, WHAT AN INSPIRATION FOR SO MANY OF THE GIRLS OUT THERE. TAKING A LOOK AT THESE SUPERSTARS, THEY HAVE BEEN LINING UP ON THAT PARADE ROUTE AND WHAT A PARADE IT’S BEEN TODAY. WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE LINING UP TO MAKE SURE THEY GOT THE PERFECT SPOT. >> THAT’S JUST IT. YOU GET THIS OPPORTUNITY, I KNOW WE ARE POKING FUN AT THE ONE FELLA THAT SAID, YOU GET TO DO THIS ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS, THAT’S INCREDIBLE. SOME PROFESSIONAL FRANCHISES DON’T EVER GET TO DO THIS. THIS HAS BECOME COMMON PLACE FOR THIS U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM. THE LAST TWO TICKER TAPE PARADES, THE 2015 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND TODAY, THIS 2019 TEAM. TO SEE THE TENS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME FROM ALL OVER, WE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE COMING FROM TEXAS, OHIO, YOU KNOW, YOU GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE YOUR PLAYER, YOUR FAVORITE PLAYERS UP CLOSE. THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU’VE WATCHED AND ADMIRED AND PEOPLE YOU EMULATE AND WANT TO BE ONE DAY. TO GET THIS CLOSE TO THEM AND SEE THEM ON THIS STAGE IS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. LUCKILY, YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE ANY SCHOOL OFF, THIS IS HAPPENING DURING THE SUMMER. AND MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME FOR THESE KIDS. THAT’S HOW FAR THIS INFLUENCE, HOW FAR REACHING IT IS JUST TO BE ABLE TO CATCH A GLANCE FROM ONE OF THESE PLAYERS IS SOMETHING THAT GOOD ALL OF A SUDDEN TURN A LITTLE GIRL OR LITTLE BOY THINKING ABOUT PLAYING SOCCER TO ONE DAY BEING ON THAT FLOAT THEMSELVES. >> IT WAS REALLY NICE TO SEE SOME OF THE STUNNED FACES AS THEY HAD JUST SEEN THEIR HEROS GO BY. THE CROWDS ARE INCREDIBLE AS WE ARE TAKING A LOOK FROM HIGH ABOVE. SOME TEN PEOPLE DEEP IN SOME AREAS. THIS IS A SPECIAL MOMENT RIGHT HERE AT CITY HALL. THE LADIES WILL BE GETTING THE KEYS TO THE CITY. WE’RE JUST STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THOSE FOLKS LINING UP AND COMING OUT. THE DOOR IS ABOUT TO OPEN. SHOULD WE OPEN IT? YES. LET’S DO IT. >> THIS PLACE IS GOING TO ERUPT AS SOON AS THESE PLAYERS ERUPT FROM INSIDE CITY HALL. THEY’VE BEEN IN THERE FOR A HALF AN HOUR. PROGRAM WAS SET TO BEGIN FIVE MINUTES AGO. WE’RE RUNNING ON CITY HALL TIME RIGHT NOW. >> THEY COULD USE A MOMENT, JUST A MOMENT TO RELAX AND TAKE A BREAK BEFORE THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE. IT HAS BEEN A WHIRLWIND FOR THEM SINCE THE WIN. >> TO THINK ABOUT THIS HALF HOUR THAT THEY’VE BEEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE MOST RELAXING MOMENT SINCE THEY WON THE WORLD CUP TITLE. IT HAS BEEN A WHIRLWIND CELEBRATION, EVER SINCE THEY TOUCHED DOWN AT NEWARK AIRPORT. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS PLAYING, CHAMPAGNE GREETING THEM ON THE RED CARPET. IT’S BEEN WELL DESERVED. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND, BECAUSE YOU DON’T WATCH THEM EVERY WEEK. YOU SEE THEM DURING THE WORLD CUP AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, HERE’S THE TEAM. FOR MONTHS, THE TRAINING THAT GOES INTO THIS AND ALL OF THE FRIEND LEAGUES THEY PLAY THROUGH THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON IN ORDER TO GET THEM TO THIS LEVEL. WE TOUCHED ON IT BEFORE. SOME OF THE YOUNGER PLAYERS THAT DIDN’T GET TO PLAY MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES HERE DURING THIS WORLD CUP, THEY ARE SUCH A PART OF THIS TEAM BECAUSE THEY PRACTICE TOGETHER. THEIR PLAY ELEVATES THE PLAY OF THE STARTERS, THE WOMEN THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES. AND THEY ARE SO DEEP. AFTER THAT THAILAND GAME, JILL ELLIS, THE HEAD COACH WAS ABLE TO SWAP OUT SEVEN PLAYERS. THEY HAD SEVEN LINEUP CHANGES FOR GAME TWO. >> TALK ABOUT ELITE ATHLETES. JUST SOCCER IN GENERAL. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RUNNING A SERIOUS DISTANCE. SOCCER PLAYERS AVERAGE 7 MILES PER GAME, DEPENDING ON THE POSITION. SOME OF THEM 9 1/2 MILES. SO, YOU THINK ABOUT THAT AND ON THE WORLD STAGE. WOW. JUST REALLY, REALLY REMARKABLE, ALEX. >> YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY PRACTICE. TRISH IS A COACH AT RUTGERS. EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THEY ACTUALLY PRACTICE SEPARATELY AND COME TOGETHER. >> YEAH, WELL FOR THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM, OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE ALL SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT LIKE EVERYONE LIVES IN ONE AREA AND WE TRAIN EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. THEY ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER. EVERY NOW AND THEN, THEY HAVE CAMPS AND ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE LEADING UP TO A WORLD CUP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THEY WILL HOLD CAMPS MORE OFTEN. THEY ARE TWO, THREE, FOUR WEEK LONG CAMPS. ASIDE FROM THAT, THEY ARE PLAYING WITH THEIR CLUB TEAMS OR ON THEIR OWN. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW INCREDIBLY FIT AND IN SHAPE THEY HAVE TO BE. THAT’S TRUE. A LOT OF THIS COMES ON THEIR OWN SHOULDERS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PUTTING IN THE WORK ON THEIR OWN. IT’S NOT A TEAM ENVIRONMENT ALL THE TIME. >> YOU HAVE TO BE AN ELITE ATHLETE TO STEP IN AND WIN A WORLD CUP TOGETHER. >> OH YEAH. ABSOLUTELY. THAT’S WHAT WE TALK ABOUT TEAM CHEMISTRY, AND THESE GIRLS DON’T LIVE TOGETHER. THEY ARE NOT TRAINING TOGETHER ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE WITH THEIR SEPARATE CLUB TEAMS AND THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN AND COME TOGETHER EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE. YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. IT’S CRAZY. >> CHRIS AND MARY, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? HIGH FIVE, LET’S GO WIN ANOTHER WORLD CUP. >> YOU TALK ABOUT NEEDING INSTANT CHEMISTRY. IT’S WHAT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS, NFL TEAMS. THEY TALK ABOUT, WE NEED TO BE TOGETHER. WE NEED TO BE A COHESIVE UNIT. THESE WOMEN, AS TRISH MENTIONED, THEY PLAY FOR NATIONAL WOMEN SOCCER LEAGUE TEAMS ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. IT’S LIKE, THAT’S THEIR DAY JOB AND THEIR WEEKEND JOB IS GETTING TOGETHER AND GETTING READY FOR THE WORLD CUP. IT’S A LOT OF PLAY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THAT FAMILIARITY OF DIFFERENT WOMEN HAVING BEEN ON WORLD CUP TEAMS, WHETHER IT’S FOUR YEARS AGO OR EIGHT YEARS AGO. YOU NEED THAT VETERAN PRESENCE. THAT’S WHY JILL ELLIS DID SUCH A BRILLIANT JOB HAND PICKING SOME PLAYERS THAT HAVE LIMITED INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND WAS ABLE TO GET THEM WITH THE CARLI LLOYD AND ALEX MORGANS WHO HAVE BEEN THERE YEAR AFTER YEAR. IT’S SUCH A DELICATE TAP DANCE TO FIND THAT PERFECT ROSTER. IT’S SAFE TO SAY, SHE DID A GREAT JOB OF IT. >> LET’S GET TO THE VIEWERS WHO ARE SENDING IN PICTURES FROM ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. KEVIN CATCHING MEGAN RAPINOE DOING HER FAVORITE POSE. IT DOESN’T GET OLD, WE AGREE. >> JEFFREY POSTING ON INSTAGRAM. THESE WOMEN MADE US PROUD. >> AND ANOTHER GREAT SHOT FROM ABOVE, SHOWING THE TEAM PASSING BY. SOME PEOPLE WITH JUST THE PERFECT VIEW OF THIS TICKER TAPE PARADE. THOUSANDS ARE DOWN THERE, SOME ARE JUST LOOKING OUT THEIR WINDOW, SEEING SOME REALLY INCREDIBLE VIEWS. >> YET, JESSICA MOORE, LIVE FOR US DOWN AT CITY HALL AS WE’RE WAITING ON THE PLAYERS TO EMERGE FROM CITY HALL. >> Reporter: YOU AND ME BOTH, CHRIS. WE’RE ALL EYES ON THE DOOR, ACTUALLY. WE HAVE SEEN CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER, COREY JOHNSON HERE, SEVERAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE CROWD. EVERYONE IS READY TO GO. AS YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, WE MADE A GREAT POINT. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST RELAXED THESE WOMEN WILL BE ALL DAY, MAYBE ALL MONTH. JUST TAKING THIS 30 MINUTES INSIDE CITY HALL BEFORE THEY COME OUT TO GET THE KEYS TO THE CITY. WHAT AN HONOR. MAYOR DE BLASIO AND FIRST LADY ARE STANDING BY. THEY WILL BE PRESENTING THE KEY TO THE CITY. WE SEE ROBIN ROBERTS FROM ABC HERE. SHE’LL BE DOING SOME OF THE INTRODUCTIONS. AND SOMETHING MOST OF THESE FOLKS HAVE BEEN WAITING ALL MORNING FOR. THAT IS TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE PLAYERS THEMSELVES, MEGAN RAPINOE, CARLI LLOYD, ALEX MORGAN ARE EXPECTED TO SPEAK. WE HAD A GREAT BAND OUT HERE EARLIER KEEPING THE CROWD PUMPED UP. WE KNOW THERE’S A LOT THAT GOES INTO PLANNING THE LOGISTICS OF A CEREMONY LIKE THIS. THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE ANY MISSTEPS. THEY ARE MAKING SURE EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY READY TO GO. EVERY I IS DOTTED AND T IS CROSSED BEFORE THEY OPEN THE DOORS TO THE PLAYERS. THE COACH WILL ALSO BE HERE. SHE IS RENOWNED FOR HER SKILLS. SHE IS ALSO GOING TO BE SPEAKING AS WELL TODAY TO THE CROWD AND THEN WE WILL ALSO HAVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION ON HAND. AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DEBATE AND ON GOING LITIGATION ABOUT THE EQUAL PAY ISSUE. SO TO SEE SOME OF THE PLAYERS ON THE STAGE, ALONG WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION, COULD BE INTERESTING. WE KNOW THOSE TALKS ARE ON GOING. BUT RIGHT NOW, JUST A LOT OF EXCITEMENT. WE HAVE SEEN TONS OF LITTLE GIRLS IN THE CROWD. GIRLS WITH MARE THEIR MOMS AND DADS. JUST THINKING BACK TO EVERY MEMBER OF THIS TEAM WAS ONCE ONE OF THOSE LITTLE GIRLS THINKING, ONE DAY I’M GOING TO BE THERE. TODAY IS THAT DAY. WE’RE STANDING BY, WE’RE WAITING. LOTS OF PREPARATION GOING ON. CHRIS AND MARY. >> JESSICA, ONCE YOU SEE THE PHOTOGRAPHER BUST THROUGH THE DOOR, THAT’S A GOOD SIGN THAT THE PLAYERS ARE COMING. IT WILL BE INTERESTING. IT’S ABOUT FACILITIES, IT’S ABOUT TRAVEL. IT’S ABOUT THE SCHEDULING. TWO MEN’S MATCHES ON THE DAY OF THE WOMEN’S FINAL. THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE RESOLVED. THAT WILL GET DONE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LET’S LISTEN IN. THE PLAYERS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE THE STAGE. >> ♪SHE’S JUST A GIRL AND SHE’S ON FIRE ♪ ♪ HOTTER THAN A FANTASY ♪ ♪ SHE’S LIVING IN A WORLD AND IT’S ON FIRE ♪ WORLD AND IT IS ON FIR ♪FILLED WITH CATASTROPHE, BUT SHE KNOWS SHE CAN FLY AWAY ♪ ♪ OH, OH, OH, OH, OH ♪>>HELLO SOCCER FANS. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE THE WORLD CHAMPION U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] WORLD CHAMPION NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. LET’S TRY THAT ONE MORE TIME. ARE YOU READY TO CELEBRATE THE GAME CHANGING, RECORD BREAKING, BACK-TO-BACK WORLD CUP WINNING U.S. SOCCER TEAM. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] YEAH. YEAH. THAT’S RIGHT. THIS IS HOW WE WELCOME OUR HEROES BACK HOME. WE WELCOME OR HEROES BACK HOME! NOW, THE WORLD HAS BEEN WATCHING THESE ATHLETES IN AWE, OVER THE LAST MONTH. THEY SHOWED US WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK HARD AND NEVER GIVE UP. THEY INSPIRED US WITH INCREDIBLE SKILL AND FLAWLESS TEAM WORK. AND THEY SHOWED US THAT PLAYING LIKE A GIRL IS TO BE UNBEATABLE. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] A GIRL IS TO BE UNBEATABLE! . NOW EVERYONE LOVES A WINNER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT EVERYONE LOVES EVEN MORE? A WINNER WITH A MESSAGE. AND A MESSAGE THAT DEMANDS EQUAL PAY IN THE U.S.A. IS FAIR GAME. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] THE A DON’T YOU AGREE? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] DON’T? EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. TODAY, THEY ARE THE GREATEST SOCCER TEAM IN THE WORLD. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] GREAT ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS WHO CHEERED THE TEAM ON MATCH AFTER MATCH AFTER MATCH, THEY KNOW THAT THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO WHAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE. OUR CHAMPIONS HAVE SHOWN US, AND THEY ARE STILL SHOWING US HOW TO STAND TOGETHER. FIGHT HARDER. AND WIN FOR EQUAL RIGHTS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND EQUAL PAY. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] RIGH, NEW YORK CITY, DO WE STAND WITH THE U.S. SOCCER TEAM? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ARE WE GOING TO CELEBRATE THEM LIKE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS THEY ARE? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] LIKE . YES. YES. WE CHEERED FOR THEM ON THE FIELD. AND WE ARE WITH THEM TOO FOR EQUALITY OFF THE FIELD. TOO, U.S.A. , EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. AND NOW, PLEASE WELCOME, MY WORLD CUP CHEERING PARTNER, MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] CHEEL DE BLASIO! . >>THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US THAT THIS IS A MOMENT IN HISTORY. DID YOU SEE THE LOVE FOR THAT TEAM OUT THERE? DID YOU FEEL THE LOVE? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] OF THAT WAS A MOMENT OF UNITY. THAT WAS A MOMENT WHERE ALL THE GOOD IN OUR CITY, ALL THE GOOD IN OUR NATION, YOU COULD FEEL IT. AND THIS TEAM BROUGHT US TOGETHER. AND THIS TEAM SHOWS US SO MUCH TO MAKE US HOPEFUL. TODAY WE HAD A MOMENT WE WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. AND I WANT TO WELCOME EVERYONE HERE IN THIS CITY. I WANT TO WELCOME EVERYONE AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO’S WATCHING. EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD WHO IS WATCHING. THIS HISTORIC MOMENT. IN JUST A MOMENT, YOU ARE GOING TO BE INTRODUCED IN PERSON TO OUR CHAMPION TEAM. ARE YOU READY? [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] OUR FOUR WORLD CUPS NEVER HAS BEEN DONE IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SOCCER. WE ARE SO PROUD THAT THEIR FIRST STOP WAS THE CANYON OF HEROES. HEROES AND HEROINS, RIGHT? AND WE KNOW HOW TO CELEBRATE HERE. THIS TEAM HAS DONE SOMETHING NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, THE GREATEST MOST WINNING SOCCER TEAM IN AMERICAN HISTORY. [ SPANISH ] TEAM IN THIS COUNTR. [ SPEAKING AND WHAT THEY ACCOMPLISHED WAS EXTRAORDINARY. THE THRILLING WIN VERSES FRANCE IN THE QUARTERFINALS. ALYSSA’S EPIC SAVE IN THE SEMIFINALS VERSES ENGLAND. AND THEN ONE MORE GREAT HURDLE IN THE FINALS, AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHEN MEGAN RAPINOE SCORED THAT PENALTY SHOT. AND WHEN ROSE LAVELLE SEALED THE VICTORY WITH A SECOND GOAL. AND THERE WAS A DEAFENING ROAR, CELEBRATING THAT VICTORY. A DEAFENING ROAR FOR OUR CHAMPIONS. I WANT TO HEAR ONE MORE DEAFENING ROAR. BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY STAND FOR. LET ME HEAR YOU SAY IT, U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. U.S.A., EQUAL PAY. >>THIS TEAM HAS SHOWN AS UNDENIABLE TRUTH, AN INALIENABLE RIGHT THAT THE EQUALITY OF WOMEN MUST BE GUARANTEED IN THIS NATION. AND LET’S HONOR THEM BY DOING IT. LET’S HONOR THEM BY ENSURING IT. THEY HAVE INSPIRED MILLIONS AND MILLIONS. AND THEY’VE INSPIRED, PARTICULARLY YOUNG WOMEN TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELES. TO BE BRAVE, TO BE BOLD. TO BE FIERCE. WHAT THIS TEAM HAS DONE WILL LIVE IN OUR HISTORY. BECAUSE EVERYONE IN THE HEART FEELS THIS IS AMERICA’S TEAM. AND WE COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF OUR TEAM. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] BE ME PROUD OF OUR TEAM! LATER ON IN THIS CEREMONY, WE WILL HONOR EACH PLAYER AND EACH COACH WITH THE HIGHEST HONOR NEW YORK GIVES. THE KEY TO THE CITY. AND EVERY ONE OF THEM HAS EARNED IT. ON BEHALF OF 8.6 MILLION NEW YORKERS, WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE THIS GREAT TEAM AMONG US. AND TO REMEMBER WHAT THEY TOLD US. ONE NATION, ONE TEAM, ONE NATION, ONE TEAM. THAT’S WHAT WE BELIEVE. [ SPANISH ] ALL TOGETHER. AND NOW I HAVE THE GREAT HONOR OF INTRODUCING SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL. SHE’S NO STRANGER TO THE WORLD OF SPORTS, A FORMER BASKETBALL STAR AND HERSELF AND SPORTS REPORTER NOW, THE ANCHOR OF ABC’S GOOD MORNING AMERICA, LET ME INTRODUCE TO YOU ROBIN ROBERTS. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ME INTRODUCE TO YOU ROBIN ROBERTS! GOOD TO SEE YOU. GOOD TO SEE YOU. ALL RIGHT. I WOULD SAY LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED. BUT WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE THIS PARTY. BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MEET YOUR WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS. SO LET’S BRING THEM ON OUT. NO ONE HAS COACHED MORE GAMES IN U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM HISTORY, SHE’S THE ONLY COACH IN U.S. HISTORY TO WIN TWO WORLD CUP TITLES GOING BACK-TO- BACK IN 2015 AND 2019, U.S. HEAD COACH, JILL ELLIS. AND 20. U.S. HEAD COACH JILL ELLIS! ♪ALL I DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT, GOT MONEY ON MY MIND, I CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH. AND EVERY TIME I STEP UP IN THE BUILDING, EVERYBODY’S HANDS GO UP, AND THEY STAY THERE, AND THEY STAY THERE. BECAUSE ALL I DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN ♪ [ RAPPING ] U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM GOALIE COACH, GRAHAM ABLE. U.S. WOMEN GOALIE COACH GRAHAM ABEL! S HER PENALTY KICK SAVE IN THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FINAL WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN HISTORY, GOAL KEEPER, ALYSSA MAYOR. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ! AT 21 YEARS OLD SHE SCORED HER FIST WORLD CUP GOAL IN FRANCE, NUMBER TWO FORWARD, MALORIE PEW. IN FRANCE. NUMBER 2, FORWARD, MALLORY PUGH! SHE GOT THE ASSIST ON THE GAME CLENCHING GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL, SAMANTHA LEWIS. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] MILL! U.S.A. LEADER’S OF THE PACK. SIX STITCHES ABOVE HER EYE DIDN’T STOP HER. NUMBER FOUR, DEFENDER, BECKY SAURBRAUN. SHE HAD THE ASSIST ON THE FIRST GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL WIN AGAINST ENGLAND, KELLY O’HARA. SHE PLAYED ALL 90 MINUTES IN THE U.S.A.’S GROUP VICTORY OVER CHILE, MORGAN BRIAN. SHE PLAYED THE MOST MINUTES OF ANY U.S. PLAYER IN FRANCE, NUMBER 7, DEFENDER, ABBY DOLLCAMPER. >>ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST BALWINERS, NUMBER 8, MIDFIELDER, JULIE ERSE. SHE HAD THE ASSIST ON THE GAME WINNING GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP SEMIS, NUMBER 9, MIDFIELDER, LINDSAY HORAN. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] SHE SCORED THREE GOALS IN FRANCE AND IS THE THIRD ALL TIME LEADING SCORER FOR THE U.S.A. IN WORLD CUP HISTORY, NUMBER 10 OUT OF NEW JERSEY, CARLIE LLOYD. WORLD CUP HISTOR SHE CAME OFF THE BENCH TO PLAY THE SECOND HALF OF THE WORLD CUP FINAL, HELP SECURE THE WIN, NUMBER 11, ALLIE KREAGER. AT AGE 20, SHE WAS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM, NUMBER 12, SERNA DAVIDSON. THE TEAM, NUMBER 12, TIERN ♪ALL I DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN NO MATTER WHAT ♪>>SHE SCORED SIX GOALS IN FRANCE, WON THE SILVER BOOT AS THE SECOND BEST SCORER, NUMBER 13, ALEX MORGAN. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] BEST, ALEX MORGAN! SHE SHE PLAYED IN HER FIRST WORLD CUP FINAL IN FRANCE, NUMBER 14, DEFENDER EMILY SONET. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] SHE SHE WON THE BRONZE BALL IN THE 2019 CUP AND SCORED THE GAME CLENCHING GOAL IN THE FINAL, YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS, NUMBER 14, ROSE LA BELL. SHE IS, NUMBER 1E LAVELLE! SHE ENTERTAINED THE WORLD WITH HER DYNAMIC PLAY AND HAD THE ASSIST ON THE GAME WINNING GOAL IN THE HISTORIC QUARTZER FINAL AGAINST FRANCE, NUMBER 17, OUT OF NEW JERSEY, TOBIN HEATH. OUW JERSEY, TOBIN HEATH! ONE OF THREE WORLD CLASS GOAL KEEPERS ON THIS ROSTER, NUMBER 18, ASHLYNN HARRIS. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] OUT OF NEW YORK, SHE WAS ONE OF THE BEST DEFENDERS AT THE CUP, NUMBER 19, CRYSTAL DUNN [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] THE CU, CRYSTAL DUNN! ONE OF OUR OUT OF NORTH PORT, NEW YORK, NUMBER 20, MIDFIELDER, ALLIE LONG. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] YORK,, A WILL FL THE TWO-TIME NWSL GOAL KEEPER OF THE YEAR, NUMBER 21, ADRIANA BRANCH. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ADRIANA FRANC THE ONLY MOM ON THE CUP TEAM, NUMBER 22, FORWARD JESSICA McDONALD. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] TEAM, NUMBER 22 FORWARD JESSICA McDONALD! MAMA’S GOT THE MOVES. SHE SCORED THE OPENING GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL AGAINST ENGLAND. NUMBER 23, FORWARD, KRISTEN. AT ENGLAND, NUMBER 23 FORWARD KRISTIN CHRISTEN PRESS. ONE MORE. ONE MORE. THE WINNER OF THE GOLDEN BALL, BEST PLAYER, TOP SCORER, NUMBER 15, MEGAN RAPINOE. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] 1 [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] NO, JUST STAY RIGHT THERE. TAKE A SEAT. TAKE A SEAT. TAKE A SEAT. 1 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLE RISE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE RISE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF COLORS, CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPATMENT, DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, AND PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE SINGING OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM, PERFORMED BY LAUREN LEGIO. OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMED BY LAUREN. ♪OH SAY CAN YOU SEE, BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT ♪ ♪ WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED, AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING ♪ ♪ WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS, THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT ♪ ♪ ORE THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED, WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING ♪ ♪ AND THE ROCKET’S RED GLARE, THE BOMB’S BURSTING IN AIR ♪ ♪ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT ♪ ♪ THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE ♪ ♪ OH SAY DOES THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE ♪ ♪ OVER THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE ♪ [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] EVERYONE PLEASE TAKE A SEAT. THANK YOU. NOW A GENTLEMAN WHO BEGAN HIS CAREER HERE IN LOWER MANHATTAN, CARLOS, THE U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION PRESIDENT. HE HAS SOME WORDS HE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, CARLOS. HE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE. CARLOS? .>>THANK YOU, THA WOW NEW YORK CITY. YOU HAVE OUT DONE YOURSELVES YET AGAIN WHAT. A PARADE. THANK YOU. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] YOURSELVES YET AGAIN. WHAT A PARADE! THAN MAYOR DEBLASIO, ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US AT U.S. SOCCER, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THIS I AMAZING CELEBRATION. IF I CAN PARAPHRASE ONE OF NEW YORK’S GREATS, I FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE LUCKIEST, LUCKIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. BECAUSE FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS, I’VE BEEN LUCKY TO TRAVEL WITH, LAUGH WITH, CHEER FOR, CELEBRATE, AND BE INSPIRED BY 23 OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS EVER PRODUCED. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] STATS EVER PRODUCED! NOW, SOME OF THESE HAVE ALL READY BEEN MENTIONED THIS MORNING. BUT WE CAN NEVER REPEAT THEM ENOUGH. THE ONLY TEAM, THE ONLY TEAM EVER TO WIN 12 CONSECUTIVE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP MATCHES. THE HIGHEST MARGIN OF VICTORY IN A MATCH, 13-0. OF VICTORY IN A MATCH, 13-0. SCORING THE MOST CONSECUTIVE MATCHES, CARLIE LLOYD IN SIX CONSECUTIVE GAMES. TIVE GAMES. GOALS BY NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS. A RECORD. GOALS BY NINE DIFFERENT PLAYERS. A RECORD! THE HIGHEST SCORING TEAM IN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP HISTORY, 26 GOALS. WINNER OF THE BRONZE BOWL, ROSE LABELLE. WINNER OF THE SILVER BOOT, AND EQUALING THE MOST GOALS EVER SCORED IN A SINGLE MATCH, ALEX MORGAN. IN A SINGLE MATCH, ALEX MORGAN! AND FINALLY, BUT NOT LAST, WINNER OWE OF THE GOLDEN BOOT — WINNER OF THE GOLDEN BOOT, AND THE GOLDEN BALL, THE BEST PLAYER, MEGAN RAPINOE. BALL, TE BEST PLAYER, MEGAN RAPINOE! AND TOGETHER AS ONE UNITED TEAM, NOT JUST ONE OR TWO OR THREE WORLD CUP WINS, BUT BACK- TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND AN UNPRECEDENTED FOURTH WORLD CUP TITLE. AN UNPRECEDENTED FOURTH WORLD CUP TITLE. TODAY WE NOT ONLY CELEBRATE TODAY WE NOT ONLY CELEBRATE THIS GREAT TEAM ON THE FIELD. BUT ALSO WE MUST HONOR THE TEAM BEHIND THEM. COACH, THE FIRST WOMEN’S COACH. AND THE SECOND SOCCER COACH IN NEARLY 100 YEARS TO WIN BACK-TO- BACK WORLD CUP TITLES. WIN BACK-TO-BACK WORLD CUP TITLES. WOW! AND OF COURSE, THE ENTIRE AND THE ENTIRE 35 PERSON STAFF BEHIND THE SCENES, OUR COACHES, TRAINERS, ANALYSTS, MEDICAL STAFF, EQUIPMENT MANAGERS AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, OUR ADMINISTRATORS. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] LASTT LEAST, OUR ADMINISTRATORS! AND OF COURSE OUR TIRELESS STAFF BACK AT SOCCER HOUSE IN CHICAGO, OUR PLAYERS AND OUR FEDERATION SUCCEED BECAUSE OF YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BECAUSE O. FINALLY, THIS IS A CELEBRATION OF SOCCER IN AMERICA. WE THANK THE MILLIONS OF FANS ALL OVER THE U.S.A. WE THANK THE MORE THAN 30,000 FANS WHO MADE THE JOURNEY TO CHEER YOU ON IN FRANCE. TEAMS THIS YEAR. AND PLEASE, PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR THEIR VICTORY TOUR ACROSS AMERICA, WHICH BEGINS ON AUGUST 3rd IN LOS ANGELES. AUGT TODAY ON THAT PARADE ROUTE, WATCHING AT HOME AND PLAYING ON FIELDS AND TOWNS AND CITIES ACROSS OUR GREAT COUNTRY, THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS WHO LOOK AT THESE 23 WORLD CLASS RECORD BREAKING, HISTORY MAKING ATHLETES AND THEY’RE SAYING, I WANT TO BE LIKE THEM. AND TOGETHER, TOGETHER WE CAN HELP THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE. TO OUR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM AND THE MILLIONS WHO SUPPORT THEM, IN RECENT MONTHS, YOU HAVE RAISED YOUR VOICES FOR EQUALITY. TODAY, TODAY ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US AT U.S. SOCCER. I WANT TO SAY, WE HEAR YOU. WE BELIEVE IN YOU. AND WE’RE COMMITTED TO DOING RIGHT BY YOU. COMMITTED TO DOIT BY YOU. AND THAT IS WHY OVER THE YEARS FROM OUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS O OUR YOUTH NATIONAL TE OUR PROFESSIONAL LEAGUES, THE NWSL TO OUR WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM, U.S. SOCCER HAS INVESTED MORE IN WOMEN’S SOCCER THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST — >>EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. EQUAL PAY. >>WE WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST MORE IN WOMEN’S SOCCER THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS INCLUDING OUR FRIENDS AT FIFA TO DO THE SAME. WE BELIEVE THAT U.S. SOCCER, THAT ALL FEMALE ATHLETES DESERVE FAIR AND EQUITABLE PAY. AND TOGETHER I BELIEVE WE CAN GET THIS DONE. BECAUSE AS THIS TEAM HAS TAUGHT US BEING THE GREATEST ISN’T JUST ABOUT HOW YOU PLAY ON THE FIELD. IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU STAND FOR OFF THE FIELD. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] STANR IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A SPORT AND A COUNTRY. THE 2019 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ONE NATION ONE TEAM, GO U.S.A. ONE NATION, ONE TEAM, GO USA! I SAW YOU LEANING IN THERE JILL AT THE END. VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE. WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE PLAYERS NOW. YES, YES. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] AND WE’RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE WOMAN WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH. YOU KNOW WHO I’M TALKING ABOUT. CARLIE LLOYD. WELL, LET ME JUST SAY THIS FIRST, I HAVE 22 OF THE BEST, BESTEST FRIENDS RIGHT BEHIND ME. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] ST FRIENDS RIGHT BEHIND ME. AND I FEEL LIKE THE OLD GRANNY A LITTLE BIT. AND I FEEL LIKE THE OLD GRANNY A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I ALWAYS TELL THEM TO TURN THE MUSIC DOWN. THANK YOU TO U.S. SOCCER. OUR SUPPORT STAFF. WE CHANGED NINE DIFFERENT HOTELS THROUGHOUT OUR JOURNEY IN THE WORLD CUP. THEY DON’T GET THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE. I’M SUPER PROUD OF THIS TEAM. IT NEVER GETS OLD. THESE PARADES ARE AMAZING. YOU FANS ARE AMAZING. I’M PROUD OF EVERY PLAYER ON THIS TEAM. IT TOOK ALL 23 PLAYERS TO GET TO THIS POINT. EVERYBODY PLAYS A ROLE. AND IT WAS JUST INCREDIBLE TO SEE SO MANY DIFFERENT PLAYERS STEP UP. SO MANY DIFFERENT PLAYERS COME THROUGH FOR US. AND EVERY MATCH, WE NEEDED SOMEBODY TO LIFT US AND IT’S A TESTAMENT TO THIS GROUP BEHIND US, SUCH A TALENTED GROUP. TO THE COACHING STAFF, TO JILL, GRAHAM HERE, WE DON’T HAVE A FEW OF OUR OTHER COACHES, DON I THINK, I DON’T KNOW WHERE DAWN IS? IS SHE HERE? DAWN, BJ, RYAN, THANK YOU GUYS. YOU KNOW, IT WAS A TOUGH COUPLE OF YEARS TO GET TO THIS POINT. BUT WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU GUYS, SO THANK YOU. TO YOU FANS, TO NEW YORK CITY YOU GUYS ARE TRULY AMAZING, WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT. I’M A JERSEY GIRL THROUGH AND THROUGH. BUT NEW YORK IT’S JUST AS CLOSE EVEN THOUGH I’M AN EAGLES FAN DOWN IN PHILLY. FLY EAGLES FLY. SO FLY, EAGLES FLY! BUT THANK YOU, GUYS, THANK YOU TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE MAYOR, EVERYBODY THAT BUT THANK YOU GUYS. WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. HERE’S TO THE NEXT CHAPTER. MAYBE WE’LL SEE YOU IN ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. . >>YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, THE PLAYERS, THEY GAVE US SO MUCH TO CHEER FOR. THE WATCH PARTIES THAT WE SAW ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN NEW YORK IN THE PARKS WERE SOMETHING. AND THIS NEXT PLAYER REALLY — I HAVE A HANKERING FOR A SPOT OF TEA RIGHT NOW. WHY COULD THAT BE BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ALEX MORGAN UP HERE TALKING TO US. I WANT TO SAY I’M LOVING THE ENTHUSIASM. IT’S NOT EVEN NOON YET. SO THANK YOU GUYS. AND THANK YOU GUYS FOR BRINGING THE HEAT. AT. I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHANTS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHANTS, SIGNS, AND POSTERS, WE APPRECIATE IT. KEEP IT GOING. THE U.S.A. CHANTS I MEANT. KEEP IT BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH NEW YORK CITY FOR COMING OUT. OVER A MILLION PEOPLE, PLENTY MORE THIS MORNING. IT’S VERY HOT YOU GUYS. AND I WANT TO THANK MAYOR DEBLASIO FOR GIVING US ANOTHER KEY TO CITY HALL. PRETTY SOON YOU’RE GOING TO NEED TO CHANGE YOUR LOCKS. SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I THINK THAT WE HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS AMERICA’S FAVORITE SOCCER TEAM BUT FROM HERE ON OUT WE’LL JUST BE KNOWN AS AMERICA’S TEAM. THANK YOU GUYS. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. SO MUCH. . >>SO ALEX, SINCE YOU BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE KEYS, THE MAYOR AND FIRST LADY WILL NOW PRESENT THE KEYS TO THE TEAM AND COACHING STAFF. TO AND WE WILL BEGIN. . >>YOU SEE I KNOW IF THERE’S A LULL, THEY’LL PICK IT UP. SO WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT. ARE WE READY? FOR THE KEYS OF THE CITY TO BE PRESENTED TO THE TEAM. FIRST OF ALL, COACH, JILL ELLIS. COACH ELLIS, THE KEY. GET ON UP. GET ON UP. COME ON GET ON UP. GET THE KEY. YES. GET ON UP, GET THE KEY! COACH DAWN SCOTT. COACH DAWN SC! COACH GRAHAM ABLE. ALYSSA MAYOR. GET YOUR KEY. ALY — ALYSSA NAEHER. MALLORY PUGH. MALLORY PUGH THERE YOU ARE. SAMANTHA MEWIS! SAMANTHA MEWIS. BECKY SAUERBRUNN! BECKY SAUERBRUNN. KELLEY O’HARA . . >>I AM SO SORRY, I NEED A HEARING AID APPARENTLY. SORRY. I NEED A HEARING AID APPARENTLY.>>MORGAN BRIAN! MORGAN BRIAN. ABBY DAHLKEMPER. ABBY DAHLKEMPE! ANOTHER EAGLES FAN, JULIE ERTZ. LINDSEY HORAN! LINDSEY HORAN. CARLI LLOYD, GET ON UP HERE. ALI KRIEGER. TIERNA DAVIDSON. ALEX MORGAN! ALEX MORGAN. EMILY SONNETT! EMILY SONNETT. ROSE LAVELLE TOBIN HEATH. ASHLYN HARRIS. ASHLYN HARRIS! ALLIE LONG. ADRIANA FRANCH! ADRIANNA FRANCH. WE GOT T WE GOT TO GIVE IT UP Y’ALL FOR CRYSTAL DUNN. UP, Y’ ALL, FOR CRYSTAL DUNN! JESSICA McDONALD. McDONALD! CHRISTEN PRESS. PRESS! MEGAN RAPINOE. MEGAN RAPINOE! IT CANNOT BE UNDER STATED THE GREATNESS OF THIS TEAM. THE TALENT, THE LOVE, EVERYTHING THAT GOES INTO IT. THE SUPPORT STAFF AS THEY TALKED ABOUT. THE COACHING STAFF LED BY NONE OTHER THAN COACH JILL ELLIS. NH [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] . >>WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>THIS WILL GIVE YOU SOME HEIGHT. >>HE’S MAKING METALLER, THAT’S A GOOD THING — ME TALLER THAT’S A GOOD THING. I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR’S OFFICE THE POLICE AND ALL THE PERSONNEL THAT HELPED PUT THIS ON. AND TO YOU GUYS, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP AGAIN. I’M NOT GOING TO LIE, WHEN WE WERE GOING TO FRANCE, IT’S LIKE I HOPE WE HAVE SOME FANS COME. YOU GUYS WERE UNBELIEVABLE IN TERMS OF SHOWING UP. THANK YOU. SO I KNOW THAT THESE GUYS ARE AN INSPIRATION. BUT I JUST WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO TWO GENTLEMEN. TWO WORLD WAR II VETERANS THAT WERE INSPIRATIONS FOR US. PETE DUPREE AND STEVE. WE MET THEM IN NORMANDY AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU THEY MOVED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. AND PART OF IT WAS TO PLAY FOR THEM. BECAUSE WE KNEW WE WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COUNTRY. SO THANK YOU TO THEM. I’M IS GOING TO SAVE THESE GUYS FOR LAST, BUT TO MY STAFF, NO WAY IN [ BLEEP ] WITH OUR WORLD CLASS STAFF DO WE GET THIS DONE. SO I THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. YOU ARE THE GLUE OF THIS TEAM. AND I COULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS WITHOUT YOU. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH, STAFF. W. THANK YOU SO MUCH, STAFF. AND AND TO THIS CRAZY GROUP, WHAT A FRICKEN RIDE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. IT’S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PRIVILEGE. TO WORK WITH YOU. YOU’RE AN INCREDIBLY TALENTED GROUP. YOU MAKE OUR JOB LOOK EASY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND ALL THE BEST, HERE WE GO. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] OF TE BEST. . >>THANK YOU, COACH JILL. >>I GOT TO TELL YOU, THIS TEAM, I MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO, AFTER HERE, THEY’RE GOING TO GET ON A PLANE, FLY TO THE WEST COAST AND BE HONORED AT THE ESPY’S TONIGHT. IT’S CRAZY. BUT WAIT A MINUTE. WE’RE NOT GOING TO LEAVE UNTIL WE HEAR FROM MEGAN RAPINOE. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] UNTIL WE HEAR FROM MEGAN RAPINOE! WHAT’S GOOD NEW YORK CITY. I SEE Y’ALL RIGHT HERE. BUT I SEE EVERYONE IN THE DISTANCE AS WELL. HELLO BACK THERE. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] THIS IS CRAZY. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE. SUCH AT A LOSS FOR WORDS. I MEAN I’LL FIND THEM. DON’T WORRY. BUT RIDICULOUS. FIRST AND FOREMOST, MY TEAMMATES, JUST SHOUT OUT TO THE TEAMMATES. JUST EVERYBODY. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] GIVE THEM A CLAP. JUST, THIS GROUP IS SO RESILIENT. IS SO TOUGH. HAS SUCH A SENSE OF HUMOR. IS JUST SO BAD [ BLEEP ]. THERE’S NOTHING, NOTHING THAT CAN PHASE THIS GROUP, WE’RE CHILLING, WE GOT TEA SIPPIN. WE GOT CELEBRATIONS. WE GOT PINK HAIR AND PURPLE HAIR. WE HAVE TATTOOS AND DREADLOCKS. WE GOT WHITE GIRLS AND BLACK GIRLS. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. STRAIGHT GIRLS AND GAY GIRLS. HEY. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD TO BE A COCAPTAIN WITH CARLIE AND ALEX WITH THIS TEAM. IT’S MY ABSOLUTE HONOR TO LEAD THIS TEAM OUT ON THE FIELD. THERE’S NO OTHER PLACE THAT I WOULD RATHER BE. EVEN IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. E PRESIDENTIAL RACE. I’M BUSY, I’M SORRY. TO THE STAFF, TO THE COACHING STAFF, THE TECHNICAL STAFF, TO THE MEDICAL STAFF, TO THE SUPPORT STAFF, TO THE MASSAGE THERAPISTS. SO THE VIDEOGRAPHERS. CHEF.>>TO THE CHEF. TO THE CHEF. TO OUR SECURITY. TO OUR MEDIA PEOPLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU MAKE OUR JOB SO EASY. WE DON’T HAVE TO FOCUS ON ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE TO DO ON THE FIELD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. TO THE FEDERATION, CARLOS, THANK YOU. YOU WERE INCREDIBLE THIS WORLD CUP. I KNOW THAT YOU GOT A LITTLE SHTICK WHEN YOU WERE UP HERE. I THINK THAT’S A SIGN OF AFFECTION. EVERYBODY IN A POSITION OF POWER GETS BOOED. I’M GOING TO STICK MY NECK OUT THERE A LITTLE BIT. I’M GOING TO ENDORSE CARLOS. I THINK HE’S WITH US. I THINK HE’S ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THINGS. I THINK HE’S GOING TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] HE HE’S PROVEN EVERYDAY SINCE HE’S BEEN IN OFFICE FOR US THAT HE’S WITH US. HE WAS WITH US EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WORLD CUP. NOT ONLY FROM JUST A PERSONAL STANDPOINT, HOW MUCH THAT MEANS TO US BUT JUST FROM AN OUT HOOK STANDPOINT AND ALL THE EYES LOOKING IN. THIS MAN WAS THERE. HE WAS IN THE TUNNEL EVERY SINGLE GAME. HE WAS CELEBRATING EVERY SINGLE GAME. WE APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU. EVERY SINGLE GAME. WE APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOLDING THOSE FEET TO THE FIRE. FOR THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, MAYOR DEBLASIO, THIS IS OUR SECOND TIME AROUND. AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIFE, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING US. AND ALSO TO THE GOVERNOR COMEAU, I THINK THAT’S HOW YOU PRONOUNCE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOSTING US. TO NYPD. TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HERE. TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT’S NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT EVERYONE. WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL THAT IT TAKES TO SHUT DOWN THE BIGGEST, BEST CITY IN THE WORLD. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] FOR THE BIGGEST BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR THAT. THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO US. I THINK I’LL JUST END WITH THIS. THIS IS MY CHARGE TO EVERYONE. WE HAVE TO BE BETTER. WE HAVE TO LOVE MORE. HATE LESS. WE GOT TO LISTEN MORE, AND TALK LESS. WE GOT TO KNOW THAT THIS IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY. EVERY SINGLE PERSON HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO’S NOT HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO DOESN’T WANT TO BE HERE. EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO AGREES AND DOESN’T AGREE. IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE. I THINK THIS TEAM DOES AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF TAKING THAT ON OUR SHOULDERS. AND UNDERSTANDING THE POSITION THAT WE HAVE AND THE PLATFORM THAT WE HAVE WITHIN THIS WORLD, YES, WE PLAY SPORTS. YES, WE PLAY SOCCER, YES WE’RE FEMALE ATHLETES, BUT WE’RE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. YOU’RE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. YOU’RE MORE THAN A FAN. YOU’RE MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO JUST SUPPORTS SPORTS. YOU’RE MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO TUNES IN EVERY FOUR YEARS. YOU’RE SOMEONE WHO WALKS THE STREETS EVERYDAY. YOU INTERACT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY EVERYDAY. HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY BETTER? HOW DO YOU MAKE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU BETTER? YOUR FAMILY? YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS ? THE TEN CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. THE 20 CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. THE MOST HUNDRED CLOSEST PEOPLE TO YOU. IT’S EVERY SINGLE PERSON’S RESPONSIBILITY. THERE’S BEEN SO MUCH CONTENTION IN THESE LAST YEARS. I’VE BEEN A VICTIM OF THAT. I’VE BEEN A PERPETRATOR OF THAT. WITH OUR FIGHT WITH THE FEDERATION. SORRY FOR SOME OF THE THINGS I SAID. NOT ALL OF THE THINGS. BUT IT’S TIME TO COME TOGETHER. THIS CONVERSATION IS AT THE NEXT STEP. WE HAVE TO COLLABORATE. IT TAKES EVERYBODY. THIS IS MY CHARGE TO EVERYBODY. DO WHAT YOU CAN. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF. BE MORE. BE BETTER. BE BIGGER THAN YOU HAVE EVER BEEN BEFORE. IF THIS TEAM IS ANY REPRESENTATION OF WHAT YOU CAN BE WHEN YOU DO THAT, PLEASE TAKE THIS AS AN EXAMPLE. THIS GROUP IS INCREDIBLE. WE TOOK SO MUCH ON OUR SHOULDERS TO BE HERE TODAY. TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU TODAY. AND WE DID IT WITH A SMILE. SO DO THE SAME FOR US. PLEASE. I ASK YOU. NEW YORK CITY, YOU’RE THE MOTHER [ BLEEP ] BEST. YOU. NEW YORK CITY, YOU’RE THE BEST! PINOE PINOE PINOE. . >>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MEGAN RAPINOE. WE ALL LOVE HER. WE ALL HONOR HER. LET’S TAKE HER MESSAGE TO HEART. BECAUSE IT’S BEAUTIFUL. EVERYONE, I WANT YOU TO HELP ME THANK EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS PARADE POSSIBLE. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT, ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE ROUTE KEPT EVERYONE SAFE AND MADE IT WORK. ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THREW THE CONFETTI, DO WE LOVE THEM? CONFETTI THROWERS, THANK YOU. EVERYONE, THIS TEAM IS 40 AGES. SO NOW I ASK ALL THE TEAM MEMBERS COME FORWARD ONE MORE TIME TO THE FRONT SO EVERYONE CAN SEE YOU AND EVERYONE CAN THANK YOU ONE LAST TIME. GIVE IT UP EVERYBODY FOR THE AMERICAN TEAM. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ] UP, E AMERICAN TEAM! THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING. CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN TO THE U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM. HAVE A GREAT DAY. NATIONAL SOCR TEAM. HAVE A GREAT DAY! . >>>WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CELEBRATING THIS HISTORIC DAY WITH US. FOR MORE HIGHLIGHTS AND FAN REACTION, YOU CAN CHECK OUT CBSNEWYORK.COM. IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL PARADE CULMINATING WITH THIS CELEBRATION AT CITY HALL, THANKS FOR WATCHING, I’M CHRIS WRAGGE. >>WE LEAVE YOU WITH THE SIGHTS AND SOUND OF THE PARADE. IT WAS A TREMENDOUS ONE. HAVE A GREAT DAY. >>>THIS IS AMERICA’S TEAM! WE COULD NOT BE MORE PROUD OF OUR TEAM! >>>YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THE CELEBRATION OF AMERICA’S TEAM, THE TICKERTAPE PARADE HERE IN NEW YORK CITY ON OUR STATION WCBS IN NEW YORK. >>>I’M VLADIMIR DUTHIERS AND ANNE MARIE NUMERAL THORSNESS IN A MOMENT. >>>A FEDERAL SUPREME COURT DISMISSED AN EMOLUMENTS CASE, ACCUSING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP OF ILLEGALLY PROFITING FROM FOREIGN AND STATE GOVERNMENT VISITORS IN HIS WASHINGTON HOTEL WITH A PANEL RULING MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DIDN’T RULE ON WHETHER THAT IS TRUE BUT DECIDED MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT BROUGHT THE SUIT DON’T HAVE LEGAL STANDING TO PURSUE THE CASE. >>>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP RESPONDED TO THE DEEP STATE AND DEMOCRATIC WITCH HUNT, ANOTHER EMOLUMENTS CHALLENGE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT STILL PENDING. >>>THE LABOR SECRETARY FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THE LATEST JEFFREY EPSTEIN CONTROVERSY. ALEX ACOSTA APPROVED A SECRET PLEA DEAL FOR EPSTEIN AND ONLY SERVED 13 MONTHS IN JAIL DESPITE DOZENS ACCUSING HIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE. DEMOCRATS HAVE DEMANDED A COST TO RESIGN FOR APPROVING THE DEAL AND EPSTEIN HAS BEEN CHARGED IN A SIMILAR

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  1. Congratulations to the team!!! Good job!! This of course may be the last time they can honestly win. From now on they will have to play with biological men. Or as I now call the “Y”.

  2. how wonderful…a politicised parade with a bunch of crony politicians and ungreatful whiny slits. how unamerican. MAGA

  3. It's sad that the team is infested with unpatriotic ladies.
    I'm going out of my way not to patronize any product that pays them a penny of endorsement money.

  4. Congrats team USA!!! been a fan since 1991. Its so awesome to see all these little girls having heroes they can root and look up to.

  5. Another example of too much gay pride… and not enough patriotism. I saw Rapinoe deliberately throw the US flag on the ground while thrusting the damn trophy into the air. Soccer players of other nations would not have committed such an unpatriotic act.

  6. Ungrateful soccer players that hate our country and have no respect for our flag. They don’t deserve any support!

  7. That's where it belongs -in NYC.
    The team and the town is about as representative of the country as I am of Latvia.

  8. no one in the comments can speak proper english…
    just a bunch of foreign trolls. gross

  9. No futebol masculino o Brasil é o numero 1, e no futebol feminino as americanas são as melhores do mundo , somente a Itália e Alemanha são tetra no mundo e vcs conseguiram,, parabéns pela conquista, vcs jogaram muito a O´hana joga muito,,, congratulations

  10. People keep complaining about men deserving to get paid more but honestly the only players I remember that represents Soccer for America are women not men.
    Because when your a loser in sports you are seem as an embarrassment an not one to remember. Not the playing because its "fun"

  11. What Rapinoe is saying in all her messages that if you’re not gay women you won’t win the World Cup, and you need gay women to win the World Cup
    That it’s an insult to normal women who play in the World Cup and all the women in the United States of America and the whole world in general
    I hope you’re doing something about her message for our mother sister and daughter and wife’s!!!!!

  12. Women don't get the same pay as men in football because they aren't as good at it, that's why. Women's football doesn't generate even a quarter of the revenue men's does cause people want to watch the very best at their sport not Paralympics. Australian national women's football team got wrecked 7-0 by a team of local under-fifteen boys, that's how huge the physical disparity is. That being said these women get millions for something that requires 0 education and they still complain – feminism at it's best.

  13. The only reason this women's soccer team is being promoted is because it derides the U.S. and is anti American like the D.S. controlled MSM. You are all weak at the core of your being. Show some real news instead of deflecting from critical issues going on right now.

  14. I'm American but this is the first time I ever wanted an American team to lose.
    I'm so sick of these low obnoxious IQ jackasses injecting their personal politics into non political events.
    It's like pissing or crapping in the swimming pool on a busy day.
    Just shut up and play!

  15. The most UN-AMERICAN team in the world. This is exactly why President Trump will continue to WIN. These people don't have a clue.

  16. These women are nothing but a disgrace to our nation they had a chance to do the right thing and they did nothing but bad mouth America and our president. Far as I'm concerned they are a waste of money

  17. fake news news CBS pushing the crazy left agenda……. by this nit wit logic ,,, she should be payed the same as men,,,, soooooooooo,, all of the other female soccer players should make as much as she does……………..

  18. ITS pretty funny how all these MAGA haters bad mouth , but yet their on here watching the video… INFIDELS!!!!!!! and dont post that your not watching the video cause your FOS!

  19. aww. alex got cheated off her goal in the semi final match as the ONLY goal was scored by Press…lol…. guess they have to mess up something else beside rapinoe pronounciation….

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