BRAD Smith says joining Seattle Sounders on loan from Cherries has been a "great move" in his quest to nail down a spot in Australia national squad.

Smith, 25, featured for England's youth teams before his call-up to the senior Socceroos squad in 2014, where he has gone on to win 21 caps.

But due to form and fitness, the left-back has featured just twice for his country since October 2017.

However, with Smith a regular in the Seattle side which will contest for the MLS Cup against Toronto in front of 70,000 fans at CenturyLink Field on Sunday (8pm), he hopes to earn a recall to Australia.

He told "To get to the final is huge for me personally and it's going to be crazy. The stadium sold out in a couple of days.

"It's been a crazy football career for me. I've been at big clubs and it's difficult to get game time. Coming to Seattle was a great move.

"I'm playing every week, I'm enjoying it. And to get back into the Socceroos has been all I ever wanted.

"I absolutely love playing for my country. To get back into the fold and start the last game means a lot to me."