Player Details


Stephen King


5' 8"


152 lbs

Date of Birth

3.6.1986 (35)


Medford, NJ USA


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

MLS Experience

2010: Acquired from Seattle for a second-round 2011 MLS SuperDraft pick on 4/30, King played his 2010 home games for United at the same stadium where he enjoyed a 2009 U.S. Open Cup final victory with the Sounders FC. The Medford, N.J. native gelled well with the Black-and-Red, playing in 20 MLS regular season matches and starting 16 of them. In 1,415 minutes of action, King registered one assist. His 17 shots were the third-most among United players without a goal scored in the regular season.

2009: After being acquired by Seattle in the 2009 expansion draft, King made ten appearances for the Sounders (3 starts), playing a total of 433 minutes. King asserted himself in Seattle’s 2009 U.S. Open Cup run, scoring three goals (two match-winners) while posting one assist. King’s extra time winner over Houston on 9/7 propelled the Sounders to the U.S. Open Cup final against United, where Seattle triumphed 2-1 at RFK Stadium in a hard-fought contest.

2008: Drafted in the third round (40th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Chicago Fire. Played in 20 games, starting eight, and scored two goals and one assist. Made MLS debut at Real Salt Lake (3/29) for 36 minutes of play in 1-1 tie. Made first MLS start playing 90 minutes at San Jose (4/12) in 1-0 win. Scored first MLS career goal in 76th minute at New England (5/3) in 3-0 win. Scored game-winning goal vs. New York (9/6). Added first-career assist vs. New York (10/23). Played 120 minutes and scored a goal vs. Columbus (6/10) in 3-2 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in win. Played 90 minutes and had one assist in 4-1 win vs. Cleveland City Stars (7/1). Played 90 minutes in 2-1 loss to D.C. United (7/8) in overtime of U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal. Started nine games and logged 707 minutes with one assist in MLS Reserve Division.


Started all 93 matches played at Maryland over four-year career. Ranked in the school's all-time top five in games started (93, 1st), assists (33, 2nd), assists in one match (3, 1st), and assists in a season (13, 2nd). Was 2007 semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy for the second-straight year, College Soccer News All-American first team and All-ACC first team. Scored 15 goals in 2005, which ranks 10th all-time for a single season in Maryland history. Scored four goals in a match vs. Cal State Fullerton on September 2, 2005, tying him for seventh in Terrapin history. Started every match as a freshman.

Club/High School

Played for club team FC Delco. Attended Shawnee High School in Medford, NJ. New Jersey Gatorade and NSCAA Player of the Year. Parade and NSCAA/adidas All-American. EA Student Sports All-American. Helped team to a 99-5-3 record during his four-year career, including the 2003 state title.


Son of Douglas and Jayne King. Majored in finance at Maryland. Played with the U-16 and U-23 U.S. National Teams. Captain of the U-15 National Team. Has two brothers, Brian and Sean.



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