Three-time MLS All-Star and World Cup veteran with excellent technical ability and left foot capable of changing a game.
Andy Roxburgh: “Bobby is a very experienced player who we believe can make an immediate impact on our squad. We have been looking at him for some time, and he will add quality on the flanks. Bobby’s technical ability will certainly provide us an added dimension.”
Acquired: Signed after rights were traded from Toronto FC on December 13, 2013 in a deal that included a swap of 2014 draft picks and New York sending a 2015 draft pick to Toronto.
2013: Appeared in 24 games, three with Kansas City and 21 with Toronto FC after a May trade… Notched one goal and four assists, all with Toronto, and was a regular starter … Started Kansas City’s first two games of the year but was traded to Toronto on May 16 … Made his Toronto debut as a halftime sub two days later in a 1-0 loss vs. Columbus … Notched assists on both goals in dramatic 2-1 comeback win vs. Columbus on July 27, as Toronto scored in the 87th and 94th minutes for the win … His only goal of the season was a game-tying strike in a 1-1 tie at former club D.C. United on Aug. 24 … Assisted game-tying goal in 1-1 tie vs. Chicago on Sept. 11 … Played in the 200th regular-season game of his MLS career in 2-0 loss at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 14.
2012: Appeared in 16 games, making 14 starts, in his first season with Sporting Kansas City but missed three months due to injury … Notched a goal and two assists … His only goal of the year was the opener in a 2-1 loss at Chicago on May 12 … Assisted on only goal in 1-0 win vs. defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy on April 7 … Left game after seven minutes due to injury on Aug. 4 at New England … Had appeared in 15 of 23 games at that point but did not play again until Oct. 20 … Playoffs: Appeared as a late substitute in the Eastern Conference semifinal series first leg at Houston on Nov. 4 … Was an unused substitute in the second leg on Nov. 7 … U.S. Open Cup: Did not make an appearance as Kansas City won its second Open Cup championship … Other: Came on as a substitute in 3-0 friendly loss vs. French club Montpellier Herault on July 24.
2011: MLS All-Star … Appeared in 21 matches for the San Jose Earthquakes, tallying two assists and scoring the game-winning goal against New England on May 21 … Earned second straight All-Star selection after being named to squad by then-New York coach Hans Backe … Started at left back for MLS All-Stars at Red Bull Arena in 4-0 loss vs. Manchester United.
2010: MLS All-Star, MLS Comeback Player of the Year … Started in 28 of the San Jose Earthquakes’ 30 regular-season games and produced a career-high 10 assists, including tying for the league lead with five game-winning assists, while adding one goal … Tied a career high with three assists on May 8 in 4-0 win vs. Red Bulls, his only multiple-assist game of the season … Playoffs: Played all 180 minutes of Eastern Conference semifinal series against Red Bulls and had two goals and an assist in 3-1 second-leg win at New York on Nov. 4 as Earthquakes rallied to win series 3-2 on aggregate … Played all 90 minutes in Eastern Conference championship game on Nov. 13, a 1-0 loss at Colorado … Other: Started and played first half in friendly vs. Tottenham Hotspur on July 17.
2009: Returned to MLS with the San Jose Earthquakes, appearing in 26 games and providing one goal and two assists … Scored first goal with San Jose in 3-3 tie vs. Chicago on April 11 … Missed time due to a hamstring injury … Played the full 90 minutes in the final seven matches … Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in Open Cup qualifying match against Red Bulls on April 29 … Other: Came on as a substitute in friendly vs. Salvadoran club Águila on Sept. 8.
2004-09: Signed with English club Reading prior to the 2004-05 campaign … Integral part of the Reading team that won the Football League Championship in 2005-06 to earn promotion to the English Premier League for the first time in club history … Made nine appearances in the Premier League and played in three FA Cup matches in 2006-07 … Finished his Reading career with 110 matches in all competitions, scoring eight goals.
2004: Played in 10 matches for D.C. United before signing with Reading F.C. in the summer … Recorded three assists in his limited time with the club.
2003: Played in 19 matches for D.C. United, contributing two goals and one assist … Both goals came in a 3-2 win at Dallas on May 31, including an 89th-minute game-winner … Playoffs: Appeared in both legs of playoff series against Chicago.
2002: Played in 26 games, scored five goals, and recorded three assists for D.C. United … Scored against the LA Galaxy, Columbus, San Jose, MetroStars, and Dallas.
2001: MLS All-Star ... Posted seven assists, a career high at the time, in only 12 games for D.C. United due to international duty and injury, also scoring once … Was fourth-leading vote-getter in MLS All-Star balloting and the youngest player (age 18) to earn a starting spot in the league's All-Star Game, although he did not play due to injury … Scored his first career goal in season-opening 3-2 win vs. Kansas City on April 7 … Set a career high with three assists in 5-0 win vs. New England on May 9 … Did not play between June 9 and Aug. 25 due to the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina, where he helped the United States reach the Round of 16, and injury suffered there … Notched two assists in 5-1 win vs. Tampa Bay on Sept. 1 in what turned out to be the final match of the season.
2000: The youngest player ever signed by Major League Soccer at age 16, Convey was drafted by D.C. United and played in 22 games as a rookie, making 18 starts … Made his professional debut as a substitute in 4-0 loss vs. LA Galaxy on March 25 … Made his first career start in 2-1 loss vs. Columbus on May 3 … Earned first career assist in 1-1 tie vs. Colorado on July 1, setting up Raul Diaz Arce.
INTERNATIONAL: United States international (46 caps, 1 goal) … Has not played for the United States since 2008 but has played in the World Cup, Confederations Cup, Gold Cup, and numerous international world championships in his career … 2008: Appeared in one match … 2007: Started in the USA’s 2-0 win against Mexico in February, but missed both the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2007 Copa America due to injury … Returned to the team in the summer and made appearances against Sweden and Brazil … 2006: Made eight appearances in 2006 … Was a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, where he appeared in all three group games for the United States … 2005: Played in seven 2006 World Cup qualifying games, notching two assists to help the U.S. advance to Germany … His near-post cross to Brian McBride set up the USA’s lone goal in the 1-0 qualifying win against Trinidad & Tobago on Aug. 17 in Hartford … 2004: Made nine appearances, including seven starts … Playing in his first two World Cup qualifiers, he earned his first points by delivering an outstanding ball to Brian Ching for the game-winning goal in the 2-0 win against El Salvador on Sept. 4 … Got his first-ever World Cup qualifying start in the 3-2 win in Grenada on June 20 … 2003: Had his busiest year ever as a player, tying for the most appearances of any player for the senior national team while captaining the U.S. U-20 side to a quarterfinal finish in the World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates … For the senior team, his 15 appearances in 16 matches tied with Landon Donovan for team best … Netted his first goal for the senior team to give the United States a 3-2 win against Costa Rica and third place in the Gold Cup … Saw action in the first 13 games before sitting out the Gold Cup quarterfinal against Cuba … 2002: His third cap for the national team came in a 4-0 win over Honduras on March 2, 2002 … 2001: Earned his second cap, and his first start, while holding his own in a 2-1 loss to Brazil on March 3 … Named ESPN The Magazine’s “Next 2001 Athlete” for soccer ... 2000: Made senior international debut in friendly vs. Mexico on Oct. 25, the third-youngest player in United States history … Named one of World Soccer Magazine’s “Top 100 Rising Stars” in the world in 2000 ... U-23: Was a part of the U23 squad that narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2004 Olympics ... U-20: Was widely hailed as the U-20 MVP in the team’s run to a fifth-place finish at the 2003 World Youth Championship in the UAE … Was named to the FIFA all-tournament team … Captained the U-20s to a berth in the 2003 World Youth Championship at the qualifying tournament in November 2002 in Charleston, S.C. … Represented the U.S. as a starter and youngest member of the U-20 squad that advanced to the second round of the 2001 FIFA WYC in Argentina … Scored three goals, including two in the opener, at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in 2001 … U-17: Youngest player on the team at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship … Appeared in 45 matches for the U-17s in 1999, starting 43 and collecting 19 goals.
AMATEUR: Played on the varsity team at Penn Charter (Pa.) High School as an eighth grader and as a freshman … 1999 Parade Magazine All-American … 1998 Philadelphia High School Player of the Year as a freshman … 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American … Scored 12 goals as a freshman … All-league, All-Southeastern Penn., All-east and All-state in 1998.
PERSONAL: Also played basketball and ran track in high school … Three-year honor roll student at Penn Charter High School … His older sister, Kelly, was first women’s soccer player at Penn State to be named an NSCAA All-American in 1998 … Earned 2010 Native Sun Award as voted by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.