Sponsors fall short for women's soccer celebration

The United States celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 5-2 against Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.
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The United States celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 5-2 against Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

Corporate sponsorship for the parade celebrating the three-time World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team fell far below the goal, according to a report by the New York Post.

The women's team, which "drew the most TV viewers for any soccer game in US history," has only seen $450,000 from corporate sponsors like Nike to fund the ticker-tape parade in Manhattan Friday, the Post reported.

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The parade will cost $2 million. To compensate for the lack of corporate funding, New York City is prepared to pay as much as $1.5 million to cover the celebration

Read the full NYPost article here.