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Now Ljungberg must sit

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The Fire played without its best defensive player in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Seattle when Wilman Conde had to serve a one-game suspension for yellow card points accumulation. Now offensive spark Freddie Ljungberg will have to miss a game for the same reason.
Ljungberg can't play in Saturday's home game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, meaning coach Carlos de los Cobos will have to shuffle his midfield during this week's training sessions. A potential offensive boost could come from Nery Castillo, who didn't make the trip to Seattle. A designated player like Ljungberg, Castillo has been slow to regain his fitness since joining the Fire and spent the weekend home working on his conditioning. The Fire would also be helped by the return of leading goal-scorer Marco Pappa. He made the trip to Seattle but didn't play, apparently because he was nursing a sore hamstring.

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This page contains a single entry by Len Ziehm published on August 29, 2010 9:17 AM.

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