U.S. Women Will Get Hero's Welcome

New York City will welcome the World Cup-winning American women's soccer team with a ticker tape parade. This was announced by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio after Alex Morgan and team lifted the World Cup yet again, beating Netherlands 2-0 in the final in Lyon, France, Sunday. The parade is scheduled for Wednesday in lower Manhattan's Canyon of Heroes. "It is a great honor to have them capture it for the United States," Blasio said in a statement. "The confidence, grit, and perseverance of the US women's national soccer team (serves) as an inspiration to all who watch them," he added. It will be a repeat of the reception that the victorious US team received in the last World Cup in 2015. The Dutch women fought the Americans gallantly for an hour in the "LaGrandeFinale", but second half goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle sealed the deal. Rapinoe neatly placed a penalty shot in the 61st minute and Lavelle increased the lead shortly with a brilliant, driven shot to make it 2-0. This is a record fourth US victory in the women's World Cup. President Donald Trump congratulated the women's soccer team on winning the World Cup. "That's an incredible achievement," he told reporters. The leading Democratic candidate for next year's presidential election Joe Biden also commended the champions. The US women "never fail to make our country proud -- on and off the field," said the former Vice President. Large groups clad in the national flag gathered to watch the final on large screen on streets across the United States.