United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan is featured in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Morgan, who’s getting ready to play in the World Cup this summer, is in the prominent issue for the third time.
“It was so awesome,” she told SI.com. “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.”
Morgan’s shoot had a USWNT feel to it this time around, which she was really excited about.
“When (editor in chief) MJ (Day) presented me with the idea and the platform to be able to co-produce this portion of the shoot, I was just so honored and excited and I felt like it was important to really show the diversity of this team, as well as show the youth and the experienced players,” she added.
Morgan has been sharing photos of her shoot on Instagram.
Sports Illustrated released more photos below:
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 23, 2019
The 2019 World Cup begins at the end of June. It will be Morgan’s third World Cup with the United States.