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Ljungberg expects no lock out or strike

Seattle Sounders fans can breathe easier. Swedish star Freddie Ljungberg will report for training on Monday, ready to play a season season. A miscommunication between Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer and Claes Elefalk, Ljungberg's agent, led to a misunderstanding about when the Swede would report to camp and fueled speculation about a possible move abroad.

"I can say that the reason I missed training this week was because of a communication error due to the business discussions," Ljungberg said on his web site. "I had by this point already committed to playing with the Sounders next year, which I am very excited about."

One of Ljungberg's concerns has been the prospect of a play stoppage because of a breakdown in negotiations to reach a new collective bargaining agreement between MLS and its players union. "Based on the latest news I've heard from both sides, there won't be a lock out or strike on Feb 1," he said. "So from Feb. 1, I will be with my team in Seattle trying to help them become the best team in America."

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