Her four goals and one assist during the regular season helped the Reign secure the league's regular season title (NWSL Shield) with a Rapinoe returned to the Reign for the 2015 season.During the team's first match against Western New York Flash, she scored her first professional hat trick and served an assist to Jess Fishlock to help the Reign defeat the Flash 5–1.During a match against Washington State University on October 5, she suffered her first season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.After taking her time to recover from her second ACL injury, Rapinoe returned for the 2008 season and was on the starting lineup in all 22 games for the Pilots.She was on the starting lineup in six of the seven games in which she played the same year.
She made her debut for the senior team on July 23, 2006, during a friendly match against Ireland.
Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBT organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally.
In 2013, she was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
After scoring two goals and serving one assist during the match, she was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 16 for the 2013 NWSL season.
After suffering a foot injury during the first home match of the 2014 season on April 14, Rapinoe sat out several games and made her second season appearance on July 3 against Western New York Flash.