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Ljungberg out for Revs, but tests negative

Freddie Ljungberg worked out lightly and apart from the team again today, and coach Sigi Schmid said he won't play in tomorrow's game against the Revolution. There was also some implication he probably won't play Sunday in Houston either.

However, if there was good news it was word that tests trying to find the cause of Ljungberg's recent head/memory/vision problems came back negative.

And while that seems to eliminate certain grim possibilities, no one yet seems sure what is causing the problems. (Or at least no one is saying.) Everyone seems certain it's not migraines this time. And Schmid implied it might simply be diet or some other random factor that might have changed since Ljungberg's move to the Northwest.

To be continued, I suppose.

Meanwhile, Schmid also mentioned that Stephen King probably won't play due to hamstring. Meanwhile, reserve keeper Terry Boss has suffered a concussion and is unavailable. With Chris Eylander not yet ready to come off the injured list, the Sounders have again acquired Ben Dragavon from the MLS keeper pool, and he'll be in reserve for the Revs.