Fans showed up in droves for the parade, which culminated with a ceremony at City Hall. They came equipped with posters dedicated to the team, many specifically about co-captain Megan Rapinoe, who alongside midfielder Rose Lavelle scored one of the goals in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon, France.
Other parade posters included pleas for equal pay. Soccer, like so many other things, is not immune to gender pay disparity, with lower pay and less prize money for women players than for men. This stark difference prompted fans at Sunday’s championship match to fill the stadium with chants for equal pay.
To show a taste of the energy of New York’s parade, here are some of our favorite signs:
there’s an abundance of equal pay signs. people on broadway breaking out into spontaneous chants of “USA” and “equal pay” pic.twitter.com/oiLkBoLowz
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) July 10, 2019
I’m at the Women’s World Cup parade early and Emily Yoo, 22, said she got here at 6 am with these signs.
“Hopefully I get to see one of them, they’ll notice the signs and appreciate it.” pic.twitter.com/Gu6ySxPqSn
— Eric Levenson (@ejleven) July 10, 2019