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02/19/2014 07:32 pm ET Updated Feb 19, 2014

Alex Morgan Heats Up The 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Before she even makes her second World Cup appearance, Alex Morgan is again gracing the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The 24-year-old forward for the U.S. women's soccer team is one of the athletes featured in 2014, along with Skylar Diggins of the WNBA and surfer Anastasia Ashley. She appeared in the 2012 edition of the Swimsuit Issue wearing only body paint.

"When I was asked to come back for the second time and be in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, I was so excited because I had such a fun time with body paint and I knew this around was going to be actual swimsuits," Morgan told SI. So, I was really excited."

For those of you who still waiting for the magazine to reach your mailbox, SI shared a behind-the-scenes video of Morgan's photo shoot on Guana Island and Morgan posted a handful of the images on Twitter and Facebook.

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