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Westport Represents At Women’s World Champs Parade

The US women’s national team won the World Cup on Sunday with talent, swagger, poise and personality.

Today’s ticker-tape parade down New York City’s Canyon of Heroes Heroines drew a great, enthusiastic crowd.

A large contingent of Westporters — young soccer players, siblings, moms, and others enthralled by this fantastic team — joined the festivities.

Among the most excited: these 4 Staples soccer players.

From left: Mia Didio, Elizabeth Kuehndorf, McKenzie Didio, Emma Nordberg. (Photos/Karen Nordberg)

Mayor Bill de Blasio praised “America’s team.”

Captain Megan Rapinoe explained it more colorfully: “This group is so resilient, is so tough, has such a sense of humor — is just so bad-ass.

“We have pink hair and purple hair. We have tattoos, dreadlocks. We’ve got white girls and black girls, and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls. Hey!”

Congratulations — and thanks for being role models for us all!