With the addition of Rapinoe, her national team and former Seattle Sounders Women teammate, Hope Solo, and some lineup changes to the front line, the Reign improved their goal-scoring ability and turned their league record around.
During a match against her former team in the WPS, the Chicago Red Stars, Rapinoe played a direct role in all of Seattle's four goals – leading the team to a 4–1 win over Chicago.
Rapinoe and her sister both attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
The Rapinoe twins almost committed to Santa Clara University before choosing to play for the Portland Pilots on full scholarships.
; born July 5, 1985) is an American professional soccer midfielder/winger who plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League.
Rapinoe played and started all 25 games as an attacking midfielder, scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists for 43 points – ranking fifth for freshman point totals in the school's history."I know this sounds weird, but getting hurt was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Before, everything was going how it was supposed to be and I wasn't really appreciative of what I was doing and what it took to be there. The rehab process makes you stronger on all fronts, mentally and physically. I would never wish it on anyone, but I don't wish I could take it back." As a sophomore in 2006, Rapinoe was among the nation's leading scorers with ten goals and two assists in eleven matches.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.She was named NSCAA First Team All-American and was on the Soccer America First Team Freshman All-America.Rapinoe made the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship All Tournament Team and was the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year.