In an unprecedented event in the history of Sports Illustrated, all 23 members of the U.S. Women's National Team will grace covers of the latest issue of the widely popular sports magazine. This is the first time every member of a team has had a dedicated solo cover.
After finishing atop the 'Group of Death' at this summer's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, the USWNT went on to beat Colombia, China PR and Germany on its run to the final where it defeated Japan in the highest scoring Women's final in World Cup history.
The team's first stop back in the U.S. was in LA where a crowd of more than 10,000 celebrated with the players at LA LIVE. From there, it was off to the Big Apple for a ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan. Between all the interviews, the rally and the parade in NYC, the USWNT found time to shoot their covers for Sports Illustrated. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the shoot in video below.