NYC celebrates Women’s World Cup winners with parade

VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Lauren Holiday #12 and Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrate with teammates after Lloyd scores her second goal against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - JULY 05: Lauren Holiday #12 and Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States celebrate with teammates after Lloyd scores her second goal against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lower Manhattan will be swirling with confetti during a parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team, winner of the Women’s World Cup.

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

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

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

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected.

You can watch the parade live by clicking here.

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