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The U.S. Women's National Team is celebrating their World Cup championship with a ticker tape parade in New York City.

Hateful, misogynistic messages were scrawled across more than a half-dozen posters of Women's World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe in New York City's Bryant Park subway station, according to reports.

The parade includes about a dozen floats from which players will bask in the adulation of their fans.

"It's been awesome. I love Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's video they sent", midfielder Julie Ertz said of the power couple.

"We haven't yet invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose", he said.

The 34-year-old's penalty against Holland in the final set the US on their way to victory and secured her the Golden Boot award as top goalscorer.

As Rapinoe pointed to the team's diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation, she said: "There has been so much contention in these past few years". "I'm encouraging everyone to call their Senator and Representatives to help us get this bill passed and finally create a level playing field for all". Fans were chanting loudly in support of the fight for equal pay, players spoke about it, and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro also touched on it.

In addition to being outspoken about Trump, Rapinoe joined her team-mates in bringing attention to the pay gap that exists between men's and women's sports throughout the tournament.

The festivities in honor of the Women's World Cup champs will begin at 9:30 a section of lower Manhattan nicknamed the Canyon of Heroes.

Megan Rapinoe hailed her United States team-mates as an example for the country to follow but told a huge crowd celebrating their Women's World Cup triumph that she will not be running for president, saying: "I'm busy".

The U.S. women's team has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender and pay discrimination. I think he's with us, I think he's on the right side of things, I think he's going to make things right.

The team's co-caption - who scored a penalty shot goal in the final World Cup match against the Netherlands on Sunday - defended her decision to not place her hand over her heart for the national anthem during Tuesday's interview. In the middle of the team dominating the World Cup, the federation and USWNT agreed to take the lawsuit to mediation. "As one of the great countries of the world, we need to constantly look within and challenge ourselves to be better". They've just done, not only tremendous work to win this World Cup, but they did it in a fashion that we all can be proud of. Rapinoe said Tuesday on CNN that she had accepted invitations from New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi and Schumer to go to Washington.

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