Midfielder King signs new DC United contract

D.C. United announced today the club has signed midfielder Stephen King to a new contract. Since joining United in April of 2010, King has been one of the club's most reliable contributors.

D.C. United announced today the club has signed midfielder Stephen King to a new contract. Since joining United in April of 2010, King has been one of the club's most reliable contributors.

The central midfielder has played 31 MLS matches for the Black-and-Red (22 starts), registering one goal and one assist in 1,930 minutes of action. Per club and League policy, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Stephen is a player whose strong work ethic and commitment is on display each and every day at this club," said General Manager Dave Kasper. "He has been a steady performer for us the past two seasons, and we are thrilled to have reached a new deal to keep him at D.C. United."

In his second season with the Black-and-Red, King has started six of the eleven matches he has played, registering one goal in 515 minutes of action. King scored his first goal for D.C. United during the club's 4-0 victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on August 13.

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