— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) July 8, 2019
The plane carrying the victorious United States team was given a water cannon salute as it touched down on its return from the Women’s World Cup in France.
Jill Ellis’s side emerged as tournament winners with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in Sunday’s final at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
WELCOME HOME: The USWNT just landed at Newark airport pic.twitter.com/WN96ppaF3K
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) July 8, 2019
After landing on the runway back at Newark Airport, the plane was treated to an eye-catching reception by fire trucks carrying water cannons.
The team will also receive a ticker tape parade in the “Canyon of Heroes” in Manhattan on Wednesday, the first such event since they won the 2015 World Cup.
I think the USWNT may have been drinking on this flight pic.twitter.com/ECKgLarw7g
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 8, 2019
Nevertheless, President Donald Trump appears to have backtracked on his prior offer to invite them to the White House should they return as champions.