DC United midfielder Stephen King is delighted his April move from Seattle Sounders has worked out.

The 24-year old has started 10 of 12 MLS matches since joining DC and although he admits it was difficult to leave Seattle, he is happy that things happened to work out for the best.

"I was excited when I was traded because it was a better opportunity for me to play, and be closer to home," he told the Philadelphia Enquirer.

"Overall, it's been great here," King added. "I am really happy and thankful for the past experience in Seattle, but this has worked out for the best."