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August 4, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Freddie Ljungberg: “I couldn’t see my boots”

The Sounders FC midfielder spoke today about his migraine from the All-Star Game last week. He said he really couldn’t see anything, which is why on the PK that lost the game for MLShe chipped the ball to the middle of the goal where it was saved.
“I should definitely not have taken it, but its difficult when the coaching staff [of the MLS All-Star Game] don’t really know how bad it is.”
Ljungberg said red wine in some food he ate in Utah was the source of his migraine. HJe said he’s allergic to red wine and cheese.
Ljungberg didn’t say much about his team’s last game, only that a neighbor kept telling him every time San Jose scored. He said tomorrow’s game will be fun for the team, but that through the weekend, he hopes “they pick it up.”
That would seem to say that Ljungberg won’t play tomorrow or Saturday at Salt Lake. However, coach Sigi Schmid said this about team injuries today:
“Stephen King probably can’t go in this game. We got to see how (Freddie) Ljungberg recovers from today because today was the first day that he’s done anything. He said he felt pretty good, so we think he’ll be able to go. Tyrone (Marshall) has a little bit of a hamstring so we’ll see how he came through today. It’s really only Stephen King at this stage.”


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