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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2009, file photo, Seattle Sounder's  Freddie Ljungberg, of Sweden, brings the ball up field during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo in Houston. The Seattle Sounders FC traded designated player and two-time MLS All-Star Freddie Ljungberg to the Chicago Fire on Friday, July 30, 2010, for a conditional pick in either the 2011 or 2012 SuperDraft. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2009, file photo, Seattle Sounder's Freddie Ljungberg, of Sweden, brings the ball up field during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo in Houston. The Seattle Sounders FC traded designated player and two-time MLS All-Star Freddie Ljungberg to the Chicago Fire on Friday, July 30, 2010, for a conditional pick in either the 2011 or 2012 SuperDraft. (AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)

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