Seattle Sounders’ Henderson – King trade a good one for both sides

Seattle Sounders technical director Chris Henderson believes midfielder Stephen King’s trade to DC United will benefit both parties.

Seattle Sounders technical director Chris Henderson believes midfielder Stephen King’s trade to DC United will benefit both parties.

The 24-year old joined DCU on April 30 in exchange for a second-round MLS SuperDraft pick and Henderson is adamant that it was a good move.

“D.C. had been asking for Stephen for a while,” Henderson told The Seattle Times. “You look at that position, we're pretty deep. Stephen's a player where I think it's going home for him. It's three hours from his home. He went to college at Maryland. It's good for him and his career.

“And I think, for us, who knows where D.C. is going to end up? That pick could be a decent second-round pick. Who knows where it will end up? When you look at the previous draft, there's good talent at that position.

“We had Michael Seamon coming in and roster spots are something we're going to have to make room for as well as the year goes on."

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