NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City is talking to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team about the possibility of a parade in Manhattan following the team’s World Cup victory.
The team defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Canada to win the World Cup.
As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the team could also make history a second time – as the first ever women’s sports team to be honored with a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes on Lower Broadway.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary says the administration is looking into logistics and talking to the team and other partners about the idea.
As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer wrote to de Blasio suggesting the women be honored with a parade in lower Manhattan.
“I think you’d find tons of young women who play sports and those who aspire who would attend, as well as their parents, and the millions who watched it,” Brewer said.
An online petition has been started on change.org and had more than 700 signees as of late Monday night.