The athlete is featured looking every bit the "California Gurl" in ESPN magazine

By Dahvi Shira
Updated February 06, 2013 02:40 PM
Courtesy ESPN

Sexy soccer star Alex Morgan‘s latest photo feature is a definite score!

The athlete, 23, channels Katy Perry, 28, in ESPN magazine’s Feb. 18 music issue, sporting the same pose and summery ensemble as the cover of the pop star’s 2008 One of the Boys album.

“I love Katy Perry,” Morgan tells ESPN’s blog. “There were a couple of other choices, but I just gravitated toward this one. The cover is cute and fun. It [was] a great shoot [with] such a fun background and I never get to wear an outfit like this.”

Although Morgan says, “I don’t have a voice like her, I don’t really look like her,” she feels confident that she pulled off the memorable look with success.

“I love the lips, I love the curls,” she says. “This shoot was 75 percent getting ready, 25 percent shoot. The shot was one and done. It was perfecting every little detail the whole shoot: Sit this way, don’t move, raise your eyebrows, move this.”

No word yet on Perry’s reaction to her sporty doppelganger.