Cuomo signs law guaranteeing equal pay for USWNT

Megan Rapinoe celebrating the second consecutive World Cup victory for the United States

Megan Rapinoe celebrating the second consecutive World Cup victory for the United States

Team USA will parade through the streets of NY in celebration of its most recent World Cup title.

Funds would not be made available or appropriated until the teams - which are managed by the nonprofit U.S. Soccer Federation - are paid equally.

During the signing, Cuomo came out strongly in favor of the women's team receiving as much money as the men.

Amid chants of "equal pay", "USA" and streams of confetti, the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team was feted by tens of thousands of adoring fans with a ticker-tape parade in NY on Wednesday. Just before the grand kickoff, the US players hugged each other as they got on their colorful float, Megan Rapinoe sipping from a glass of champagne with a smile.

Manchin said the bill was prompted out of a letter he received from WVU women's soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. From there, the parade will move north up Broadway to City Hall.

Members of the U.S. women's team will earn more in 2019 as a result of their World Cup triumph in France.

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Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio presented each team member with a symbolic key to the city.

The so-called ticker tape parade is named for the long strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from office buildings.

New York City's first ticker tape parade was thrown in 1886 to celebrate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Team USA was celebrating its second consecutive World Cup victory - and its triumphant performance has called fresh attention to the demand for equal pay. Here, Megan Rapinoe smiles as she holds the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as the team arrives at the Newark International Airport.

Asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper what she would like to say to the American leader, Rapinoe said: "Your message is excluding people". After all, these athletes earned it. Rapinoe put it best during an interview just after the semifinals: "We work hard, we like to play hard, and we like to have fun and enjoy ourselves, and these are the absolute biggest moments to do that".

During the team's World Cup run, President Trump previously tweeted some critical remarks directed at the, adding that he would invite the team "win or lose" following the World Cup. But instead of taking the traditional trip to the White House, they'll be going to Congress.

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