Nickelodeon's 'Kids' Choice Sports' telecast to honor Carli Lloyd, other World Cup champs



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FILE - In this July 5, 2015 file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo hoists the trophy as she and her teammates celebrate defeating Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The "Kids' Choice Sports" awards show is adding a tribute to World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team. Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are among the players set to appear, the Nickelodeon channel said Wednesday, July 15. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2015 file photo, United States' Morgan Brian (14), Christen Press (23), and Ali Krieger (11), celebrate with the U.S. flag after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The “Kids’ Choice Sports 2015,” airing 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, will be hosted by NFL player Russell Wilson and include members of the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)


LOS ANGELES — The "Kids' Choice Sports" awards show is adding a tribute to America's new soccer superstars.

The telecast will open with a celebration of the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team. Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are among the players set to appear, the Nickelodeon channel said Wednesday.

Other athletes taking part in the 90-minute show include Derek Jeter, Lindsey Vonn and Mo'Ne Davis, the channel said.

The awards, hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, invited youngsters to vote on which teams and players will get to claim an orange blimp trophy. Music and competition are part of the show's mix.

Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Sports" airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.


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