PHOTOS: Victory parade for U.S. women’s soccer team

Kelley O'Hara of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with fans during a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Kelley O'Hara of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with fans during a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces. Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City's famed Canyon of Heroes.

Now, the Women's National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the float with some of the team members during the parade, while hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators looked on. Once the floats reached City Hall, where the team members were slated to be awarded keys to the city, de Blasio led the crowd in chants of "USA, Equal pay!"

"Equality of women must be guaranteed in this nation and let's honor them by doing it. Let's honor them by showing it," de Blasio said.

The Canyon of Heroes is a man-made section of Broadway in lower Manhattan that spans a little over half a mile, from Bowling Green Park to City Hall Park. The city has hosted 206 parades in the past, starting with the first -- celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty -- in 1886.

The women will now join the ranks of sports teams that have been honored multiple times, including the New York Yankees, who have had nine such parades, and the New York Mets, who have had three. Five Olympic teams have had parades in the Canyon of Heroes. The Women's National Team will now be tied with the New York Giants with two parades a piece.

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Megan Rapinoe acknowledges fans who turned out for the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe acknowledges fans who turned out for the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate by taking photos and waving flags as members of the the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate by taking photos and waving flags as members of the the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Alex Morgan acknowledges the crowds as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Alex Morgan acknowledges the crowds as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Confetti falls from skies during the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Victory Parade on July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Confetti falls from skies during the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Victory Parade on July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Jessica McDonald and members of the U.S. women's soccer team ride upon a float while being honored with a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes in New York, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Jessica McDonald and members of the U.S. women's soccer team ride upon a float while being honored with a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes in New York, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women's World Cup title. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Ali Krieger takes photos of the crowds as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Ali Krieger takes photos of the crowds as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans holds flags and signs as they turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans holds flags and signs as they turn out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team for a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A fan has her face painted as she came out to celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A fan has her face painted as she came out to celebrate the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans dressed in patriotic clothing watch the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Victory Parade on July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans dressed in patriotic clothing watch the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Victory Parade on July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Kelley O'Hara of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with fans during a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Kelley O'Hara of the U.S. women's soccer team celebrates with fans during a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe takes a drink of the bubbly as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe takes a drink of the bubbly as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe acknowledges fans who turned out for the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe acknowledges fans who turned out for the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Fans celebrate as members of the U.S. women's soccer team pass by during a ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as the U.S. women's soccer team is celebrated with a parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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