Dave van den Bergh is excited about his surprise move to FC Dallas. The talented Dutchman was acquired from the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday in a trade for Dominic Oduro and a second-round draft selection.

Before the end of last season, van den Bergh admitted he had been pondering making a move to FCD.

"I'm happy that this deal finally went through," he told mlsnet.com. "This has been simmering on the back burner for a while now. I had been talking to New York since late August or early September. Around the MLS Cup Final, I came to the realization that it would be tough to make a deal with New York. When I got word that FC Dallas was interested at that point, that was my main focus."