Here's some of what Freddie Ljungberg had to say about his return to Qwest Field tonight and Chicago's 2-1 loss to Seattle.
Overview of the game and reception: "Of course, it’s special to come back. I have a special relationship with the people of this city and the fans were amazing. Of course they booed in the game, but before the game and after the game they were cheering. I can understand that. It was a nice reception.
"About the game, of course we are devastated that we lost the game. Two marking misses and they scored two goals that we are extremely upset about in the locker room. Of course that can’t happen, especially when you play so well for 90 minutes and concede a goal in extra minutes. We felt we played well, we kept the ball more than Seattle. Seattle used more a straight-forward long-ball system and hoping for the second ball."
Was Fredy Montero's dumping of him -- which drew a yellow card -- football or a message? "It was football. I was not here today to do messages in any way. We were here to play. We are professionals and we’re all great friends with everyone, so I don’t think so."
Did you think about taking the penalty kick (that John Thorrington scored on)? "(My teammates) wanted me to take it. The players said, ‘You should take it Freddie.’ I just felt it’s not about me. In this game it was so hyped up before I felt it was more important for other players. John just game back and he’s a big part of this team and I felt that it was worth more to him if he scored I felt. … Yeah, of course, it crossed my mind, but other people were more important than me."