The United States Women's National team is celebrating victory as World Cup champions. After beating the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday's final, they hoisted the trophy for the second consecutive tournament.
The team will be welcomed home with a ticker tape parade down New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" on Wednesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.
Throughout this World Cup, the top-ranked U.S. women had a lead going into halftime of every match they played. They had never been held scoreless in the first half. In the finals against the Netherlands, it took an hour of game time before Rapinoe broke the scoreless tie for the U.S. on a penalty kick.