The US women's football team participated in a victory parade and were honored at a ceremony of the New York City Hall. The parade took place in Manhattan following their World Cup victory. Megan Rapinoe, the star of the tournament for her performance in the world cup, also participated in a dance on the song "All I Do Is Win." USA Beat Netherlands 2-0 to Lift FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Trophy, Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle Score Goals in Final of Quadrennial Football Tournament.
Rapinoe also delivered a powerful speech at the ceremony. It should be remembered that members of the US women's football team had filed a lawsuit demanding equal pay just before the start of the major tournament in France.
See Rapinoe dancing in the Tweet Below
US women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe just danced out on stage to “All I Do Is Win,” joining the rest of the team for a ceremony in New York City to celebrate their World Cup championship https://t.co/zzXBncsI44 pic.twitter.com/N5nbnhchDQ
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"This is my charge to everyone. We have to be better. We have to love more, hate less. We've got to listen more and talk less. We've got to know that this is everybody's responsibility, every single person here, every single person who is not here, every single person who doesn't want to be here, every single person who agrees and doesn't agree — it's our responsibility to make this world a better place.
I think this team does an incredible job of taking that on our shoulders. And understanding the position that we have and the platform that we have within this world. Yes, we play sports. Yes, we play soccer. Yes, we're female athletes, but we're so much more than that," Rapinoe said in her speech, reported CNN.
The USA Women's football team beat Netherlands 2-0 to win the title of FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 for a record fourth time. USA were the defending champions coming into the tournament and once again proved their supremacy in the Quadrennial Football Tournament. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored one goal each in the second half to help USA win 2-0 and lift the trophy of Women's football biggest event.
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