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New Jersey's World Cup Stars Carli Lloyd, Christie Rampone to Grace Own Sports Illustrated Covers

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team continues to reap the rewards of winning the World Cup. Sports Illustrated is giving every titleholder her own magazine cover posing with the trophy.

In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Team winning soccer's biggest event, SI came up with an idea to do 25 covers in place of a single group shot. That mans' World Cup hat-trick hero Carli Lloyd, of Delran, New Jersey and Point Pleasant, New Jersey's Christie Rampone will each get their own cover.

"On Tuesday, July 7, we alighted on the idea of one cover for each of the 23, plus a 24th for the coach,” said Chris Stone, Sports Illustrated managing editor.

The magazine took advantage of the players being in New York City for the parade on Friday to shoot all the covers at once.

In addition to the single shots, Sports Illustrated subscribers will receive an edition with a group shot of the team’s top stars Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Julie Johnston, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn.

The covers will hit the newsstands on Wednesday.

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