Rapinoe and US team celebrate their World Cup win in New York
The ceremony followed a joyful ticker tape parade up Broadway's Canyon of Heroes.
At the rally, Rapinoe noted the diversity of the team.
''Step outside yourself. Be more, be better, be bigger than you ever been before. If this team is any representation of what you can be when you do that, please take this as an example. This group is incredible,'' she said.