It's been a cultural adjustment. In the U.S., Ljungberg says, "you get recognized and people talk to you, but it's not the same. Soccer, or, football, is religion back home."
But he already feels settled in Chicago.
"I lived 10 years, all of my grown-up life in London. It reminds me of London," he told chicagonow.com. "You have a beach downtown, which is quite cool, I must say, to have in a big city. I do really like it."