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Each U.S. Women’s Soccer Player Got Her Own Sports Illustrated Cover

Photo: Sports Illustrated

The World Cup champion U.S. Women’s National Team continues to win at life. After a historic ticker-tape parade in New York on Friday morning and a surprise appearance during Taylor Swift’s 1989 world tour at MetLife Stadium that night, the team was photographed for a record 25 covers for this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. That’s one for each of the 23 players and head coach Jill Ellis, plus a team photo on the subscriber version.

The individual covers will be distributed randomly across the country and you can see all of them in the above GIF. SI has never done more than six regional covers for a single issue, Advertising Age reports, and the photo shoot was done before and after Friday’s parade. As SI managing editor Chris Stone wrote, “It all added up to a little piece of history, the first shoot of its kind in SI history.”

Sports Illustrated Makes 25 Covers for the USWNT