Alex Morgan is on a short list of athletes to have posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on multiple occasions.
Back in 2019, the United States women’s national team star was featured in the magazine along with several of her teammates.
“It was so awesome. The last two shoots, I was the only soccer player and that was totally fine. [I was] really happy to represent my team and to represent the soccer community, but just to be able to do it with such an empowering group of women that I share such a big life with was just even more amazing,” she told the magazine.
Some of Morgan’s best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit photos have been shared on social media over the years. Here’s a throwback look at some of the top ones.
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) November 9, 2019
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 15, 2019
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) August 29, 2019
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) December 3, 2019
Morgan and the U.S. women’s soccer team are coming off a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics. However, Morgan insists the U.S. is still the best team in the world.
“Obviously we wish we were going away with gold for sure, but I don’t think we see [bronze] as a disappointment,” Morgan said.
“I think we’re still hanging out on top, you know? We still have that number one ranking.”
The 2021 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, meanwhile, hit newsstands earlier this summer. Photos from the 2021 issue can be seen here.