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Ljungberg Debut Delayed for Hip Surgery

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Seattle Sounders signing Freddie Ljungberg will miss the season opener, after surgery to repair a “hip condition.”  He will be out 10 to 12 weeks.

“Freddie Ljungberg is a player that we value for the long term,” Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer said.  “As Freddie increased his training regimen for the upcoming season, we wanted to make sure that he was firing on all cylinders for the next two years and beyond.”

Ljungberg’s hip problems began with Arsenal in 2005, when he contracted blood poisoning from his tattoos.  He has endured a myriad of leg injuries, serious and niggling, since, which hampered his effectiveness at elite level.

Hip surgery does not augur well for someone whose primary occupation is running.

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Headlines: Cascarino Believes Keane Bottled It

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Tony Cascarino has no sympathy for Roy Keane. (The Times)

Cesc Fabregas is “100 percent committed to Arsenal.” (Arsenal Mania)

Real Madrid fill their hole at Dutch striker, by adding Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. (101 Great Goals)

Freddie Ljungberg associates with a bunch of losers in Seattle. (The Beautiful Game)

Curb Your Enthusiasm Sunderland fans.  The bookies are taking a shine to Alan Curbishley for your next manager. (Chickendinner)

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Headlines: Another Liverpool Player Robbed

leivaAnother Liverpool player was robbed.  It must have been an Everton fan. (BBC)

MLS is still over-reporting DP salaries.  Ljungberg’s deal is closer to $1.3 million. (Washington Post)

Nicklas Bendtner pledges to do his best against Man United.  Hopefully, that involves moving around. (Arsenal Mania)

Michael Owen to Chelsea reserves for £5m? (Soccernet)

Owen Hargreaves heads home to North America to get his knee checked out. (Setanta)

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Ljungberg to Join Seattle Sounders

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg will join Seattle Sounders F.C. as a designated player.  The news will be announced at a press conference on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old winger won two Premier League titles and three FA Cups playing for Arsenal, before injuries cut his effectiveness.  He played for West Ham in 2007-8 and captained Sweden at the 2008 European Championships.

Ljungberg had been without a club since August, when West Ham bought out his contract.

A renaissance man, Ljungberg also has modeled underwear for Calvin Klein and been called up to the Swedish National Handball team.

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Headlines: Does Freddie Like Eco-Friendly Coffee?

Freddie Ljungberg might end up in Seattle (Soccer By Ives)

Lukas Podolski should move to the Premier League (Kornheiser’s Cartel)

Inter leaving the San Siro (Gazzetta dello Sport)

France keeping Domenech despite failure (The Guardian)

Jo is a wee bit optimistic (Football 365)

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