The Latest: Crowds chant 'USA!' waiting for soccer parade

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS -  Flag-themed souvenirs are for sale on Broadway, also know

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS - Flag-themed souvenirs are for sale on Broadway, also know

A worker hangs signs at City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's World Cup winning team, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in New Yor

A worker hangs signs at City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's World Cup winning team, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in New Yor

A woman walks past a sign painted on a delicatessen across the street from City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's soccer

A woman walks past a sign painted on a delicatessen across the street from City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's soccer

A small quantity of confetti sits on the floor of the Downtown Alliance one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's World Cup soccer te

A small quantity of confetti sits on the floor of the Downtown Alliance one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's World Cup soccer te

Red, white and blue socks are prominently displayed in an athletic clothing store one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's Soccer Wo

Red, white and blue socks are prominently displayed in an athletic clothing store one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's Soccer Wo

A man tests the microphone on a stage in front of New York's City Hall, decorated with banners in preparation for a ceremony with the Mayor Bill de Bl

A man tests the microphone on a stage in front of New York's City Hall, decorated with banners in preparation for a ceremony with the Mayor Bill de Bl

Workers prepare New York's City Hall, decorated with banners in preparation for a ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries scheduled t

Workers prepare New York's City Hall, decorated with banners in preparation for a ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio and other dignitaries scheduled t

Workers unfurl a flag as they prepare New York City Hall one day ahead of Wednesday's ticker-tape parade and ceremony for the U.S. Women's four-time W

Workers unfurl a flag as they prepare New York City Hall one day ahead of Wednesday's ticker-tape parade and ceremony for the U.S. Women's four-time W

Workers signal among themselves as they hang banners from the balcony above the steps of New York City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and

Workers signal among themselves as they hang banners from the balcony above the steps of New York City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and

Workers construct a high platform for media one day ahead of a City Hall ceremony that will follow a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's soccer te

Workers construct a high platform for media one day ahead of a City Hall ceremony that will follow a ticker-tape parade for the U.S. Women's soccer te

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CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS - A man sells tee shirts that he said he had made on Broadw

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS -  Red, white and blue flag-themed hats and other items are

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS - Red, white and blue flag-themed hats and other items are

A spray-painted sign honors the four-time World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer team, one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and City Hall ceremony hon

A spray-painted sign honors the four-time World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer team, one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and City Hall ceremony hon

A worker hangs a banner from the balcony at New York City Hall, one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and ceremony planned for the four-time World Cup

A worker hangs a banner from the balcony at New York City Hall, one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and ceremony planned for the four-time World Cup

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS -  Flag-themed souvenirs are for sale along Broadway, also k

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS - Flag-themed souvenirs are for sale along Broadway, also k

Workers assemble a press platform at City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and ceremony honoring the four-time World Cup winning U.S. women'

Workers assemble a press platform at City Hall one day ahead of a ticker-tape parade and ceremony honoring the four-time World Cup winning U.S. women'

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS -  A man sells tee shirts that he said he had made along Bro

CORRECTS NICKNAME OF LOWER BROADWAY TO "CANYON OF HEROES", INSTEAD OF CANYON OF CHAMPIONS - A man sells tee shirts that he said he had made along Bro

Megan Rapinoe with the U.S. women’s soccer team walks onto a float before the start of ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July

Megan Rapinoe with the U.S. women’s soccer team walks onto a float before the start of ticker tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes, Wednesday, July

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade for the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

Crowds are chanting "USA!" as they wait for the U.S. women's national soccer team to celebrate its second consecutive World Cup victory with a ticker tape parade in New York City.

Twelve-year-old Aly Hoover, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, stood at the sidelines Wednesday with a poster of Alex Morgan, one of the team's stars.

She says that if she sees Morgan in the parade she's going to "scream my head off and try to get a hug."

The so-called ticker tape parade is named for the long strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from office buildings. The tape has since been replaced with paper confetti.

Colorful confetti is already drifting down from office buildings as the parade gets ready to start.

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1:15 a.m.

A blizzard of confetti and large crowds are expected at Wednesday's ticker tape parade to celebrate the U.S. women's national soccer team in New York City.

The festivities in honor of the Women's World Cup champs will begin at 9:30 a.m. in a section of lower Manhattan nicknamed the Canyon of Heroes. The stretch of Broadway from the Battery to City Hall has long hosted parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars.

The events are named for the long strands of ticker tape that used to be showered down from nearby office buildings. The tape has since been replaced with paper confetti.

After the parade, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio will honor the team with symbolic keys to the city. All tickets for the City Hall ceremony have been issued.