Wednesday's push for equal pay is just the latest piece of the puzzle for the USWNT, which continuously stepped into the political fray before, during and now after the Women's World Cup.
Now, it's the women of 2019's turn.
After the U.S. Women's Soccer team's dominant performance at the World Cup, many local female soccer players are using the team's win as an inspiration. The stretch of Broadway from the Battery to City Hall has long hosted parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars.
"A woman player's base salary is approximately $30,000 less than her male counterpart's", the letter stated, "and when including bonuses, women's income is just 38 percent of men's income".
On Sunday, the day of the USA women's national team's victory, a team spokeswoman released a statement that read: "At this moment of tremendous pride for America, the sad equation remains all too clear, and Americans won't stand for it anymore".
The city's first ticker tape parade was held in 1886, when Wall Street workers spontaneously threw ticker tape out of their office windows to celebrate the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Alliance's records.
Gov. Cuomo stole the thunder from Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday when he signed legislation guaranteeing equal pay - even as Hizzoner said in an interview that he would sign an executive order to do the same if elected president.
The American women beat the Netherlands on Sunday to win their fourth World Cup. "Your hope is [that] back in the USA, more kids want to go out and play this great sport", she said.
They appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Tuesday to show off their trophy and answer questions from cheering kids.
The win drew congratulatory messages from Michelle Obama, Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tennis star Serena Williams and current US President Donald Trump.
As Rapinoe pointed to the team's diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation, she said: "There has been so much contention in these past few years". It also includes her 1999 teammates, including Saskia Webber and Lorrie Fair who were in attendance Wednesday, as well as their signatures on the back.
Speaking to ESPN on Tuesday, Rapinoe noted she had "held up my end of the bargain on that one" before adding that the Twitter exchange with Trump had actually helped the team in France.
"NEW YORK: To be back home to celebrate with you all will be an honor", she wrote.
A blizzard of confetti and large crowds are expected at Wednesday's ticker tape parade to celebrate the us women's national soccer team in New York City. Fans chanted "equal pay" from the stands in France during the post-game celebration.
"I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women's Soccer Team could one day make the US women's team and not get paid the same as the men's team", Senator Manchin said in a statement.