On this, the day he joined his Seattle teammates in preseason camp, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at Sounders midfielder Freddie Ljungberg‘s official blog, which has the lost-in-translation-sounding title of Freddie Speaks Up!
We didn’t find any info (yet) on his first day in camp, but there was plenty of interesting stuff. In addition to the straight-from-the-player’s-mouth announcement, last Tuesday, that he would be returning to the Sounders for the 2010 season (after drawing interest from several clubs in Europe), the blog contains a number of observations about recent MLS events, as well some personal notes.
The Seattle D.P. writes candidly about the CBA negotiations, and also shares some details about his off-season activities, including snowboarding in the Swedish mountains. (Sadly, we found nothing on Calvin Klein photo shoots with Natalia Vodianova, but hey, you can’t have everything.)
We were particularly interested in his comments about new RBNY coach Hans Backe, whom he calls a “top-drawer manager,” and one of the three people Ljungberg wanted to get the job coaching the Swedish national team when it was open in 2009.