US women's soccer team celebrates World Cup title at LA Live

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The U.S. women's soccer team celebrated their 2015 World Cup title during a rally held at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday.

The event began at 11 a.m. and was free to the public.

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The Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999.

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The 23-player team includes several locals, including Shannon Boxx, a Redondo Beach native who played soccer at South Torrance High School; Alex Morgan, a Diamond Bar native who played soccer at Diamond Bar High School; Whitney Engen, a Rolling Hills Estates native who played soccer at Peninsula High School; Christen Press, a Palos Verdes Estates native who played soccer at Chadwick School; and Amy Rodriguez, a Lake Forest native who played soccer at Santa Margarita High School and USC from 2005 to 2008.

Sydney Leroux, from Scottsdale, Arizona, played for UCLA from 2008 to 2011.
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