NYC hosts ticker tape parade for US women's soccer champs

NEW YORK - A ticker tape parade was held Wednesday in New York City to shower the U.S. women's national soccer team with praise and paper confetti.

It was the city's first ticker tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

The procession moved up the Canyon of Heroes, a section of Broadway between the Battery and City Hall in Manhattan. Large crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the champions.

Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, then gave the players a symbolic key to the city. 

The team already started celebrating its record fourth Women's World Cup title ahead of the parade. After touching down at Newark International Airport on Monday, players exchanged toasts over champagne and sang "We Are the Champions."

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