NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio said the parade New York City is throwing for the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team will be “magical.”
The team will be honored with a parade in lower Manhattan up the stretch of Broadway from the Battery to City Hall known as the “Canyon of Heroes” on Friday.
CBS2’s Dave Carlin spoke with midfielder and New Jersey native Carli Lloyd Thursday as she awaited the festivities.
“I feel great,” Lloyd said. “It’s been a whirlwind.”
And Lloyd was enthusiastic about the whirlwind of attention still to come.
“It’s an honor, really,” she said. “I think we’re really excited, and we’re ready to see the big crowd tomorrow.”
The team captured the World Cup by defeating Japan on Sunday. All 23 members are expected to attend the parade.
“The Canyon of Heroes is one of the great New York traditions,” de Blasio told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa and WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.