Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer has called for mayor Bill de Blasio to hold a ticker tape parade in Lower Manhattan honoring the United States women's national team for their World Cup victory. 

By SI Wire
July 06, 2015

Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer has called for mayor Bill de Blasio to hold a ticker tape parade in Lower Manhattan honoring the United States women's national team for their World Cup victory. 

A spokeswoman for the mayor told Josh Dawsey of the Wall Street Journal that the city is working on organizing a parade

“With their thrilling 5-2 victory over Japan to claim the 2015 Women’s World Cup title, the US Women’s National Team set an amazing example for athletes across our great nation,” Brewer wrote in a letter to de Blasio. “I can think of no better way to honor these amazing athletes than by hosting a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.

“New York City has a strong history of honoring sports achievements in the Canyon of Heroes, but has never held a parade to honor a women’s team. Our newest soccer champions represent an opportunity for New York to recognize that heroes and role models come in all genders, and I hope you will work with me to make this parade a reality.”

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Brewer has also started a Change.org petition in hopes of having the team honored with a parade. 

Downtown ticker tape parades are typically held whenever a New York team wins a championship, but have also been held for other sports figures and world dignitaries. Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa was honored with a parade after tying the single-season home run record in 1998 and the city also held a parade for the American medal winners at the 1984 Olympics. 

- Dan Gartland

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