PHOTOS: USWNT honored with parade in NYC

The Equalizer Staff July 10, 2015 50

The U.S. women’s national team on Friday became the first women’s sports team to be honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. The scenes were absolutely incredible. Here’s a roundup of some of the best photos and videos:

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  • sweetjazz3

    So nice to see New York turn out to see soccer stars like Christie Rampone and Kelley O’Hara. If only there were some other way they could see those soccer greats, perhaps even playing their sport professionally.

    • HM

      They can. It’s called the NWSL.

      • sweetjazz3

        Yes, that was sarcasm reflecting that Sky Blue barely draws over 1000 fans to their game. The good news is that the NWSL had a float in the parade and I believe there was a Sky Blue presence at the parade.

        • SBFan

          Well hopefully Sky Blue will double its attendance tomorrow against Portland. Will see. To bad Alex won’t be playing but maybe folks won’t know that and will turn out just the same.

          • Steglitz49

            By their fruit ye shall know them, for sure.

            Once bitten, twice shy. That seems will be the motto of WoSo in the US.

  • Jersey Shore Rises

    Awesome parade and was honored to be able and take in all the sights and sounds…

    Does anyone have any links to the entire 2+ hour event to watch?

    • Terry Lash

      Go to espn3.com, then go to soccer replay.

      • Jersey Shore Rises

        Awesome, thanks

  • AlexH

    I was disappointed that their wasn’t that much ticker-tape until I realized that nobody used ticker-tape anymore…..

    Then I was disappointed that people just didn’t cut up newspapers instead until I realized that nobody reads newspapers any more.

    Thanks ladies for making me feel so damned old.

    • Jersey Shore Rises

      I guess it depends where you were as I saw tacker-tape all over the streets and buildings…

  • JN West

    Woot still so happy. Thank you NYC!

  • Hwah

    Great fun to see.

    But, as a cranky old person…put down the phones and the selfie-sticks, absorb what you see, live in it, thousands of others will have pictures you can keep.

    • Steglitz49

      Hear hear!

  • KT5000

    Where can I get my black and gold World Champions t-shirt?!

    • Altius

      US Soccer store online, yo!

  • Miami66

    Was there, had fun! The Stu Holden pic is crazy with the huge crowd. I got lucky, found a section where I was right up against the fence.

  • FawcettFan14

    That picture of Pinoe wearing the world champion belt wins the Internet today.

  • weltmeister

    sorry, we see jill ellis the next 10 years as a uswnt coach, she is the best in the world.
    and abby wambach play football at the wwc 2019 and 2023, very very good.
    sarkasm
    the german nt have against the sweden play 7 injured players
    popp has a meniskus damage and was operated
    marozsan, lotzen, peter, bremer, schmidt, krahn all injured, very very easy for the uswnt to play in the final.
    sweden, france , uswnt, japan a big big way for the gerwnt.
    the uswnt must say thank you to the fifa and the concacaf.
    concacaf? 9 members of the concacaf arrested with jeffrey webb, ceo of the concacaf.

    • John

      Will ya stop. You’re getting Steffi Jones as coach to waste that generation of players. Germany won’t even win the Euros with Jones in charge.

      • HM

        I’ll never understand this Jones coaching move. Zero experience means zero results for the German WNT.

        • weltmeister

          oh yes, jill ellis is the best, so funny the americans

        • Steglitz49

          I wonder if it is a holding pattern. The real coach will emerge from her cocoon, iow’s someone expecting a baby?

    • Terry Lash

      Oh, poor Germany. Did you cry. And the USMNT beat Germany, too. So bad. Germany decline.

    • kernel_thai

      I feel bad for Popp. Has she made it thru a single season without getting hurt? I know it’s because she plays very hard but she too talented to always be out injured.

  • Altius

    Contrast this with the return of the World Cup winning team of 1991…

    Absolutely amazing. An epic, unforgettable day.

    • nwslfan

      We’ve come a long way, baby!

  • nwslfan

    What a fantastic homage! Girls, women, players around the world are watching this!

    • Altius

      And even the boys 😉

      JJ apparently made a comment that the coolest recognition she felt she’d gotten this tournament was when a little boy came up to her in the airport and talked about how much he loved her as a player. With all the kids – both boys AND girls – wearing USWNT jerseys these days, it’s a wonderful sign for the future.

    • FootballNowAndAlways

      This parade will ultimately do far more for gender equality than anyone can imagine. This is what countries around the world do when their men’s teams win the world cup. To do it for women sends the message that a parade will not be denied a group of remarkable champions just because the men haven’t won a world cup yet. It is truly what they deserve and more. We all know far more would have been done if the men had won last year.

      Good to see Carli address the crowd. She is the hero of the final. I wish Rampone had been the other one to address the crowd and not Wambach. Rampone after all is team captain, although she seems to have been overthrown.

      • nwslfan

        LeSom tweeted in admiration. The reply tweets from fans were that France would throw a bigger parade when they win. Everyone raising the bar!

  • FootballNowAndAlways

    Holy smokes, is Gulati joking when he says Abby calls him and tells him what to do and he does it? He must be pulling our legs, but how much. Is there an element of seriousness to the remark?

    • John

      Half-serious I thought…

    • Jake

      Clearly he was serious!! I mean he said it on national TV!! Or was it meant to be a put down of all those who have been saying Abby pulls his strings and he jumps as on this site and in other places? If that was it, perhaps in poor taste, cause lots of folks watching had no idea what he was referring to.

    • Lance Scallop

      Pretty much what we have all thought for quite a while…

  • Pete

    Was watching and enjoying the parade when one of the commentators mentioned Abby having announced her retirement. Thought I had missed the big news. It was repeated several times. Then I realized they meant she was no longer going to play in future World Cups and was retiring from that venue, with the O Games still in play for her at this point.

  • BCAD

    I am so proud of the USWNT and I am a diehard SkyBlue fan but even I have to admit making Alex/Tobin/Christie/Kelley etc who has games this weekend play might be a bit much. I know I am definitely in the minority on that thought but they honestly need a break, even if it is just like 3 days and we know they have been hard since Sunday. But I know how desperately sky blue needs KO/Chrisite to play but who knows what will happen tomorrow especially since WC players coming back has been advertised for practically every team

  • Miami66

    I was there, but tried to record it to watch some on TV, but the DVR didn’t do it (probably because FS1 didn’t have it on the guide, they must have changed it after I set it). Anyone know if there’s a replay or anything online? Youtube videos are ok, but something better.

    • Terry Lash

      Go to ESPN3.com, then soccer replay.

  • Tae

    Moe looks high in her wave clip. We know Tobin was probably high. Hence the thug life shades. Portland is a good place for her to play.

    • Guest

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they were all high or still recovering.

  • ladywing

    It’s a great day! A great day for soccer and for women. Enjoy it!

    • weltmeister

      football, it’s football, americans

      • Altius

        The term ‘soccer’ was actually coined in England, not by Americans.

        • Tae

          Seriously though. If you go back to old newspaper reports English were using the term all the time, until we started using it. What do we have cooties or something?

          • Guest

            I believe the term was used to distinguish between Association Football and Rugby Football. Thus the terms Rugger and Soccer were born.

          • Tae

            Yup. If anything soccer remains a more precise term than football, which technically rugby still is. If European snobs are going to be d_cks about this then we yanks should start using words like “brilliant” and really put a crimp on their vocabulary and conversations.
            Though to be fair the biggest snobs are Americans who fancy themselves more authentic fans by using English terminology.

          • Steglitz49

            It is well recognized that the French are very touchy about their language. Nevertheless it is the Fédération Française de Football and not ballon à pied though the men get a Ballon d*Or.

            The French also call a corner “un corner” while the Germans call it “ein Ecke” and the Swedes “en hörna”. The German’s call a penalty “ein Elfmeter”, 11m (strictly 12 yds) being the distance from the spot to the goal-line.

            Vive la Difference!

          • Tae

            I think it depends on whether they adopted just association football early on, or both association and rugby. Hence Australia’s Socceroos. In our case we sort of adopted rugby and called it football so we were left with just soccer for the other football.

          • Steglitz49

            (Australian) Rules Football — which does not seem to have any rules! Only tight shorts.

  • nwslfan

    Dbest shades go to Holiday, with KO as a close second.