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Area soccer fan heading to World Cup

By Justin Felder - bio | email

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) – When he first got the call, Phill Harper thought it was a joke.  Turns out it wasn't, and he and a friend are going to the World Cup in South Africa.

Harper, who owns an online soccer jersey business and has a huge collection of jerseys himself, entered a video into an ESPN the Magazine contest talking about his love of the beautiful game.  He posted the video on Youtube, you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPtMgFHbJe0

The Myrtle Beach resident Harper doesn't know which games he'll be able see in South Africa.  He says, if he had to pick, he'd rather see a soccer blue blood in action than the United States squad.

"I grew up on good soccer, good soccer is overseas, The Premier League," said Harper. "The best soccer is club soccer.  Granted, the USA is doing better, but the good soccer is in other countries."

Harper said he is most looking forward to taking in the sights around South Africa and enjoying the World Cup experience.

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