Watch the USA FIFA Women’s World Cup team New York ticker tape parade live at 8 a.m. on Fox Sports 1

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The parade starts at 8 a.m. Pacific and can be seen on FOX Sports 1, ESPN3 and streamed on the the official YouTube page of the NYC Mayor’s Office.

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Gold Cup Video update: StubHub Center highlights and preview of Mexico-Cuba live at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1

GoldCup1Canny Canuck: Canada’s Marcus Haber fends El Salvador’s Alexander Mendoza Espinales in a 0-0 Gold Cup group game Wednesday at StubHub Center in Carson (Photo by Staff Photographer Will Lester).

Here’s a wrap of the Gold Cup doubleheader in Carson.

A complete Gold Cup schedule is here.

Meanwhile, Fox Soccer announced today that it’s Gold Cup coverage is setting TV ratings records:

“The U.S. squad’s opening match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Honduras on Tuesday, July 7, scored 986,000 viewers to become the most-watched non-FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer match in FOX Sports 1 history.

The USMNT vs. Honduras match is the ninth-most watched soccer match overall on FOX Sports 1 and the most-watched Gold Cup Group Stage match on any FOX property, beating the 2013 USA vs. Cuba contest that aired on FOX broadcast network (821,000). The match was especially strong in Adults 18-49, pulling in 558,000 viewers in that demographic.”

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Video: USWNT celebrates FIFA World Cup at LA Live in Los Angeles

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion United States Women’s National Team make their first public championship celebration at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova-Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram)

The 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion United States Women’s National Team make their first public championship celebration at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. Tuesday July 7, 2015. (Thomas R. Cordova-Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram)

Complete reaction from today’s rally including a photo gallery is here.

Rachel Marquez and Marissa Martin, both of Carson, with painted faces come to support the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion United States Women’s National Team as they make their first public championship celebration at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. Tuesday July 7, 2015. (Thomas R. Cordova-Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram)

Rachel Marquez and Marissa Martin, both of Carson, with painted faces come to support the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion United States Women’s National Team as they make their first public championship celebration at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA. Tuesday July 7, 2015. (Thomas R. Cordova-Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram)

Reporter David Montero has more on the scene at the victory rally here.

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MLS Live Stream: Watch as the LA Galaxy introduce Steven Gerrard to Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. today

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard practices for the first time with the L.A. Galaxy at StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

For a photo gallery documenting Gerrard’s introduction, click here.

Columnist Mark Whicker has more perspective from Liverpool fans on Gerrard’s arrival.

Read more about Gerrard’s arrival here.

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Championship rally for U.S. Women’s soccer team in Los Angeles tomorrow

USWNTThe entire 2015 Women’s World Cup champion U.S. Women’s soccer team will be together for a free, public championship celebration at L.A. Live’s Microsoft Square in Downtown L.A.. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m.

Fans are invited to attend the celebration and meet the members of the team that captured the United States’ record third World Cup title and first Women’s World Cup since 1999. And set TV ratings records.

Parking is free and fans are encouraged to RSVP for the free event here.

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Is Steven Gerrard more approachable than David Beckham?

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L.A. Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard waves to the fans as he is introduced during halftime against Toronto FC. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Steven Gerrard is making a great first impression on teammates, fans and staff.

The 35-year-old Englishman will naturally draw lots of comparisons with David Beckham, the Galaxy’s first Designated Player who helped the club win two MLS Cup titles and is also from England. So, it’s no surprise that some at StubHub Center on Saturday were comparing Gerrard to Beckham, even pointing out that Gerrard “is more approachable” than Beckham. They are not the only ones who feel this way, the paparazzi would agree.

That is not to say Beckham was not approachable, or nice. It probably means people were more in awestruck or intimidated by his star-power more than anything else. After all, Beckham was an almost mythological figure who everyone had heard or read about. It could also mean that the club learned from its mistakes with Beckham.

For his part, Gerrard is doing his best to fit in and is getting along great with his new teammates and fans. The Liverpool legend began training with Robbie Keane, Juninho and Co. last week. He also endeared himself to his new fan base by buying them beer, or as he wrote, “4th of July refreshments.”

“I’ve been looking forward to him coming – he’s been here the last 10 days or so. He’s been absolutely brilliant with the players and he’s a great lad on and off the field,” Keane told SkySports. “We’re excited to have him here and he’s going to be a huge addition to this squad. Stevie has that hunger and desire to always do well … he wants to come here and win things.”

Club president Chris Klein, who played with Beckham, also provided an upbeat report of Gerrard’s first week with the Galaxy to this publication.

“It’s been good to get him in (training) and have a little run up until we actually start and until he actually plays,” he said. It allowed him to “get comfortable with our coaches, the different players and he got to meet everyone.”

And just as important, everyone got to meet him.

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