The parade was just the first stop on a protracted victory lap that will send the team across the U.S. in the coming months.
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Amid chants of "equal pay," "USA" and streams of confetti, the World Cup-winning U.S. women's football team was feted by tens of thousands of adoring fans with a ticker-tape parade in New York Wednesday. Wearing identical black T-shirts emblazoned with the words "World Champions" in gold letters, members of the U.S. squad waved to the crowds from slow-moving open-top floats. While the team is feted across the country, the squad has also been held up as champions of gender equality.The women's team is suing the U.S. Soccer Federation to demand equal pay with their male counterparts, and fan chants of "equal pay" also cascaded from the stands at the Stade de Lyon after Sunday's victory.The team will then be back on the road next month to play in a five-game series of friendly international matches billed as a "Victory Tour".
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