Ticker tape parade to honor the US Women’s Soccer team’s World Cup Victory.
NEW YORK (AP) — Crowds are chanting “USA!” as they wait for the U.S. women’s national soccer team to celebrate its second consecutive World Cup victory with a ticker tape parade in New York City.
Twelve-year-old Aly Hoover, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, stood at the sidelines Wednesday with a poster of Alex Morgan, one of the team’s stars.
She says that if she sees Morgan in the parade she’s going to “scream my head off and try to get a hug.”
The so-called ticker tape parade is named for the long strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from office buildings. The tape has since been replaced with paper confetti.
Colorful confetti is already drifting down from office buildings as the parade gets ready to start.