"I think we are going to try to play on the
weekend; I think that's the plan," Ljungberg, who is recovering from hip surgery, told MLSnet.com. "How much it will be -- that's a different question. We will play a little bit and see how it
feels in a match situation. I don't think I will start because we want to make sure it feels right. Maybe I'll play a shorter time; we will see this week how I feel. So far this week, it feels
Ljungberg played 30 minutes in "reserve" match against Concordia University last Friday.
Seattle signed Ljungberg to a hefty salary -- fourth highest in the league behind David Beckham (Los Angeles/$6.5 million), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago/$2.94 million) and Juan Pablo Angel (New York/$1.8 million) -- despite the fact that injuries plagued him during his last season in the English Premier League, 2007-08 with West Ham.
From 1998 to 2007, Ljungberg played 216 EPL games for Arsenal and scored 46 goals.