Rapinoe, the team captain, had to sit out Tuesday's semifinal game against England due to a hamstring strain. However, she returned to the field Sunday and finished the World Cup with six goals, tying with teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White for most in the tournament.
Rapinoe was awarded the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards, which are awarded to the top scorer and most valuable player, respectively. Alex Morgan won the Silver Boot.
The team will be honored Wednesday morning with a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.