Megan Rapinoe's speech among top moments from USWNT's World Cup celebration in New York City

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Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women’s soccer team prove they got moves on and off the field.
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NEW YORK – They saved Megan Rapinoe for last.

During Wednesday’s ticker-tape parade to honor the U.S. Women’s National Team’s second consecutive World Cup, fans crowded lower Manhattan before a ceremony at City Hall, where players received keys to the city from mayor Bill De Blasio.

To close the ceremony, Rapinoe, the World Cup’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball award winner, delivered an impassioned speech about overcoming divisiveness. 

“This is my charge to everyone. We have to be better,” she said. “We have to love more, hate less. We’ve got to listen more and talk less. We’ve got to know that this is everybody’s responsibility. Every single person here. Every single person who is not here. Every single person who doesn’t want to be here. Every single person who agrees and doesn’t agree, it’s out responsibility to make this world a better place.

“… There has been so much contention these last couple of years. I’ve been a victim of that. I’ve been a perpetrator of that. Our fight with the federation, sorry for some of the things I say. Not all…

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