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Stephen King traded

UPDATE: The Sounders have officially announced that Stephen King has been traded to DC United in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft.

From reports I've seen, there's been nothing official, but all indications are that Sounders midfielder Stephen King has been traded to DC United for undisclosed compensation. 

The Times Joshua Mayers tweeted about it earlier today, and said the midfielder wasn't at practice today.

Six games into the season, King was the only player who was both healthy and on the active roster not to get any playing time, so this would hardly count as a shocker.

Still, Sounders fans probably have good memories of him as he scored a pair of game-winning goals during the team's run to the U.S. Open Cup title.

The move to DC would also represent a bit of a homecoming for King, who played collegiately at the University of Maryland, which is about 30 minutes away from the nation's capital. During his time at Maryland, King was a two-time finalist for the Hermann Trophy, which goes to the country's top collegiate soccer player. 

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