Seattle’s Ljungberg hoping for agreement to be reached
The players and the league are at loggerheads to agree on a new deal which threatens to delay the start of the 2010 season but the former Arsenal midfielder hopes things work out for the best.
"I was told when I got back that it would be a deal reached straight away and it still hasn't been reached. I really hope there will be a game,” Ljungberg said.
“It would be bad for the fans, the players, the whole country. So I definitely hope there will an agreement reached."
On the other hand, Lungberg was excited about the prospects for the Sounders this season and said there was plenty to work with, especially up forward.
"I think we still have a lot of things we can work on in the offensive game,” he added.
“But what we need more and what I said all preseason is I think we don't have the blind passes. We don't trust each other enough and that's something we need to work on. Today Sigi [Schmid] tried to work a little bit on the triangle in the middle to get one guy open and then we can use the speed we have on our team."