NYC welcomes USA women's football team with calls for equal pay

Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup

Alex Morgan and other members of the U.S. team celebrate with the trophy after winning the Women's World Cup

Co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates shared a float with Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro.

"New York is definitely a leader when it comes to equal pay laws; they have some of the stronger laws in the country", Johnson said.

"America cheered as the women's soccer team won an historic fourth World Cup, but our support shouldn't end with ticker-tape parades", Feinstein said in a statement.

Watch the parade in the video above. We speak with Julie Suk, professor of sociology at the Graduate Center at CUNY.

During the parade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had signed a new pay equality legislation.

"They work so hard and they win so many titles and they really do so much and they deserve it", she told Reuters News Agency.

The women's team is suing the US 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 in France after Sunday's victory over the Netherlands.

The ceremony honoring the team followed a ticker tape parade up lower Broadway's Canyon of Heroes. "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".

The U.S. women's team filed their lawsuit against U.S. Soccer in March, but agreed to focus on the World Cup first and then begin mediation on the issue of equal pay after the conclusion of the tournament.

Despite the name, recent "ticker tape" parades have been missing the ticker tape - the strips of paper that once ran through stock tickers providing price quotes for Wall Street traders. After touching down at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, players shared a toast and sang "We Are the Champions". In 1989, in the run-up to the Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer scheduled men's games right before the women's matches in combination hopes of drawing more attention to the men.

Rapinoe, the outspoken star who won the awards for the tournament's best player and top scorer, also appeared on CNN and MSNBC later Tuesday.

"Love more, hate less", the purple-haired Rapinoe said, pointing to the team's diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation.

Trump responded by tweeting that Rapinoe should "win first before she talks". The team has accepted an invitation to visit Congress.

And yet the US men's team is still earning hundreds of thousands more annually than the women, even though the women are routinely more successful.

From a chant by fans in a stadium in France, "Equal pay!" is now the essence of a bill introduced by Sen.

The women's team will be regaled in the same fashion as other heroes and winners, such as Nelson Mandela in 1990, the 1969 World Series champion Mets and the New York Giants team that captured Super Bowl XLII in 2008, according to the Alliance for Downtown New York, a commercial advocacy, research, and information group.