U.S. Women's Soccer Team Honored with Historic Ticker-Tape Parade Down New York City's 'Canyon of Heroes'

The U.S Women’s Soccer team made history Friday when they were honored in New York City with the first-ever ticker tape parade for a women’s sports team.

Following their World Cup win Sunday, the entire 23-member team proudly wore their gold medals as they rode 12 floats down the ‘Canyon of Heroes’ to a cheering crowd of thousands.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo Has Plenty Riding On The Outcome Of This Sunday's World Cup Finals

One afternoon shortly before leaving for Canada to compete in the Women’s World Cup, Hope Solo made it quite clear that she’s got a heck of a lot riding on the outcome of Sunday’s final against Japan.

“I’m proud of what I’ve done in my career,” Solo told PEOPLE. “But I don’t think I’ll ever feel great about it unless we win a World Cup.”

Sitting on the deck behind her home in Seattle, Solo, widely regarded as the planet’s greatest female goalkeeper, was in a reflective mood.

Let's Go Girls! Meet the Stars of the U.S. Soccer Team Headed to the World Cup Finals

Prepare yourself for some serious girl power.

'#LetsGoGirls': Twitter Cheers as USA Advances to the Women's World Cup Finals

The Internet launched into a collective “U-S-A” chant on Tuesday night after America defeated Germany in the Women’s World Cup semifinals 2-0.

The USA Women’s National team advances to the final for the second straight World Cup, making it the first country to reach four championship matches.

The team will play the winner of the Japan and England semifinals matchup in the July 5 final.

A Troubled Star's Softer Side: At Home with Hope Solo

Out by the driveway of Hope Solo’s Seattle home there’s a little sign that warns visitors, “We Don’t Dial 911,” complete with an ominous drawing of a Doberman pinscher. Not far away, above her front door, there’s another less-threatening notice that reads: “Follow Your Heart.”

“We get a lot of uninvited guests,” says Solo, standing in her doorway, pointing out toward the sign by the driveway and smiling.

Hope Solo: Domestic Violence Drama Has Been 'Traumatic and Embarrassing'

It’s been a messy roller coaster of a year for embattled soccer sensation Hope Solo – and this particular morning, a few weeks ago, was no exception.

Shortly before leaving for Canada to compete in the Women’s World Cup, the woman regarded as the planet’s greatest goalkeeper welcomed PEOPLE into her Seattle home, where she sat poolside, gingerly touching her nose and cheekbone.

Police Documents Reveal Shocking New Details on Hope Solo's Domestic Violence Arrest

Gold Medalist Hope Solo Went to Therapy to Address 'All the Pain and Anger'

Hope Solo: I Want People to Forgive Me

Hope Solo has a message for parents whose kids worship the turf she stands on – people make mistakes.

The two-time Olympian soccer player whose logged a record 78 career shutouts as a goalkeeper told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America Wednesday that she hopes people forgive her. The athlete, 33, was recently suspended by the U.S. women’s national soccer team after acting belligerent when her husband was arrested for driving under the influence. She was not arrested or detained.

Hope Solo Suspended from U.S. Soccer Team for 30 Days