It’s an honor usually reserved for the city’s championship pro-sports teams, but others have gotten parades in the past, including the 1984 U.S. Olympians and, um, Sammy Sosa in 1998. The USWNT seems just as worthy as either of those two.
In any case, Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer has called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold the parade and has started a Change.org petition to get it off the ground. As of around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday it had a little more than 1,000 signatures.
According to the New York Observer, de Blasio is on vacation with his family until Wednesday but he’s “been in conversations with both the victorious players and with city leaders about a possible confetti-covered cavalcade in lower Manhattan.”
“The mayor’s office congratulates the US Women’s World Cup Championship team on its tremendous achievement, and is currently exploring logistics and talking with the team and other partners about a possible ticker tape parade,” spokeswoman Karen Hinton told the Observer.