Former Swedish captain and two-time Swedish footballer of the year Fredrik Ljungberg is reportedly set to join the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer.
According to a report on KOMO TV of Seattle, Ljungberg was in Washington state Oct. 26 for a physical. The teams plans to unveil him on Oct. 28. Ljungberg quit the Swedish men's national soccer team in June and was released by West Ham in August, after serving only one year of his four-year contract with the English club.
Since then, it has been unclear if the 31-year-old Swede would continue his career.
Ljungberg played in the last five major football tournaments for Sweden: the European Championships in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.
He was selected Footballer of the Year in Sweden in 2002 and 2006. He won the English Premiership with Arsenal in 2002 and 2004.
Ljungberg also was a male model for Calvin Klein underwear until 2007.
Fredrik Ljungberg, Footballer of the Year in Sweden in 2002 and 2006 set for a new career in the USA?