Chicago Fire midfielder Freddie Ljungberg admitted it was special to return to Seattle’s Qwest Field, even if it was as an opposition player.
The former Sweden international was a part of the losing Fire team that took on his former club, the Sounders, but he said it was special regardless of not getting the desired result.
"Of course it's special to come back, you know. I have a special relationship with people in this city and I thought the fans were just amazing,” he said.
“Of course I was booed in the game, and before and after the game they were cheering so I can understand that totally, and it was a nice reception. About the game, of course we're devastated, we lost the game due to marking. There were misses , and they scored two goals, which we're extremely upset about in the locker room. But that can't happen, especially when we play so well for 90 minutes and concede in the last second, the 90th and some extra minutes. We felt we played well. We kept the ball more than Seattle.
“They're kind of a more straight forward, long ball system and hoping for the second ball so we kind of felt we could control it if we kept the ball which we did some moments in the second half which we were happy with. That's why it's hard, it's devastating to concede on a long ball and marking we were missing in the box.”