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Philly coach returns fire at 'old man' Ljungberg

Might be time to circle June 27 on the calendar.

That's when Sounders FC visits the Philadelphia Union.

The game moved up on the rivalry meter, when Philly coach Peter Nowak suggested Sounders DP Freddie Ljungberg was a dishonest diving player. Ljungberg called the comments pathetic and laughable. Then Nowak turned up the volume by suggesting chess for people who don't like contact and adding “If you have a problem with (your) back, it’s probably because you’re an old man and playing on turf.”

Here's that fullstory from the Daily Times of Delaware County.