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Murphys seeking strength

Updated: June 27, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- The World Cup was supposed to be an incredible adventure for the tight-knit, soccer-crazed Murphy family.

Nicole Murphy was a four-year starter at the University of Tampa and helped the Spartans win a Division II national championship in soccer in 2007. Her sister, Kellie, is a promising midfielder at LSU, and their youngest sibling, Danielle, is also set to play for LSU in the fall.

In all, five Murphys journeyed to South Africa -- the three ...

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