Fans Pack Viewing Party In Dumbo, Brooklyn And Are Treated To An American Victory With Plenty Of Patriotism


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City will celebrate the United States Women’s National Team’s fourth World Cup win with a ticker-tape parade.

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The event will kick off Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Canyon of Heroes.

The U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup final Sunday.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted after the team’s victory, saying, “You have inspired the entire country — and New York City knows how to celebrate champions.”

Further details about the parade have not yet been released.

Meanwhile, the Empire State Building will light up in red, white and blue Sunday night in celebration of the World Cup win.

President Donald Trump tweeted out a congratulations to the team two hours after the win.

The president and team co-captain Megan Rapinoe publicly feuded during the World Cup, with Rapinoe saying she would refuse an invitation to the White House, and Trump telling her to win first. Rapinoe scored what proved to be the Cup-winning goal on Sunday.

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Nonetheless, the president did say on Friday he hoped the women would win.

There was no immediate word on any possible White House trip.

Here in New York, happy fans had shade and plenty of company in a Dumbo, Brooklyn spot under the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday, as they watched powerful women thousands of miles away in France take home another World Cup for the USA, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.

Excitedly waving a big American flag was Flushing resident Michael Franco.

“The patriotism, it feels very American,” Franco told Carlin.

Franco brought with him his 9-year-old soccer-playing daughter Sarah.

“I love soccer. I like playing it and I like training and the reason I do soccer, I always watch these girls, They always play and that inspires me to do soccer,” Sarah said.

The fans enjoyed their experience under the arch, where loud and crowded is the only way to experience a World Cup final.

“It’s just right,” 6-year-old Santiago Luciano said.

“I have my daughter, Cece, and my son, Max, and we made some new friends from The Netherlands because the world is small,” added Gabby Cohen of Gramercy.

Fans were especially thrilled by Rapinoe’s opening goal about 60 minutes into the contest. It capped a dominant stretch by the Americans and put many supporters at ease.

“I feel like as a mom of a girl and a boy to represent U.S. and show them that women can do anything men can,” Cohen said.

“Everyone should support women soccer, for real,” added East Village resident Marjan Riazi.

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The crowd dispersed elated and pumped up as many pledged to become part of an even bigger crowd on Wednesday.