By Shirley Donlon For Dailymail. US women's soccer stars Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan are being celebrated across the country after their teams' World Cup win - even in the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit , which showcased sizzling photo shoots featuring the players in honor of the victory. Both Alex, 30, and Megan, 34, who co-captained this year's team, posed for the latest issue of the magazine, showing off their abs in a series of stunning beach snaps, which were re-shared on Instagram on Monday by the publication's editor MJ Day, who praised all 22 women on the team for their success - and their continued efforts to fight for gender equality. In the images, both women show off the results of their exhausting training schedules, flaunting impressive abs and toned physiques while posing in an array of stylish bikinis.
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The USA Women's soccer team worked their butts off in a dominating World Cup and now they are dancing their butts off celebrating the fantastic feat. Members of the record-breaking USWNT took time to cool off atop an exclusive NYC rooftop pool and bar ahead of their parade in the city on Wednesday and from the looks of it, the party was lit. Alex Morgan shared a pic of her and teammate Kelley O-Hara floating on matching inflatable donuts at the James Hotel on Tuesday afternoon. That was just the beginning of the celebration for the ladies. The team is now cruising in the parade through NYC.
The news has sparked a debate online, with people on both sides weighing in:. So by eliminating judging based on appearance, as well as removing the swimsuit competition, Miss America will end up being a very boring version of "America's Got Talent". But, the swimsuit competition is actually tied to fitness.