Freddie Ljungberg, who has not been available to the media recently, spoke directly to his fans today on his blog, Freddie Speaks Up.
Here's the main portion:
I felt I wanted to say something. When I’ve been out and about in the city, the enormous support and appreciation I’ve got from people on the street has touched me deeply. So I just wanted to say a humble thank you to all the people of Seattle and to my teammates who have shown me so much love during this time with a million people speculating.