Convey to San Jose?

Convey to San Jose?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 16, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • Bobby Convey, Winter Transfers

While some think Bobby Convey will end up in some Scandinavian league this year, others think he could very well end up back in MLS. Center Line Soccer is reporting that the San Jose Earthquakes are becoming a strong suitor for the midfielder.

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the Quakes are intent on bringing Convey, currently with English side Reading, back to MLS. Convey has been surplus to requirements for some time at Reading, and the club has made no secret of the fact that they would move the former D.C. United midfielder during the international transfer window.

At this point however, it looks like Convey is taking a wait and see approach. An email from Dan Segal, Convey’s agent, revealed the following.

“We have been approached by a number of MLS teams who have inquired about [Convey’s] level of interest in returning,” said Segal. “At this point, he is just listening, and not making any decisions.”

Should the Quakes happen to land Convey, one would have to think the Quakes would be a legit contender to win the west this year. He would be a great addition to their attack and he may be that one element that they are lacking in the midfield right now as it is. Reuniting with Frank Yallop (he was an assistant with DC during Convey’s first season in MLS) would be a good thing too for Convey.

In the end it will all come down to money. Will he take the pay cut to return home. I think so if he wants to get back into the National Team picture.

  • Media Man

    Convey would be subject to the allocation draft – Seattle would have first crack at him, and likely they would select him. <br />
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    (1) When healthy, he is a good left side player.<br />
    (2) He would have great trade value in 2010 when Philly enters the league.

  • Media Man

    Convey would be subject to the allocation draft – Seattle would have first crack at him, and likely they would select him.

    (1) When healthy, he is a good left side player.
    (2) He would have great trade value in 2010 when Philly enters the league.

    • Seattle probably wouldn’t have the cash to sign Convey, even if he does take a pay cut. San Jose on the other hand would and would be next in line to do so. However I kind of think he will wait and come back in 2010 to Philly like you mentioned.

  • WVHooligan

    Seattle probably wouldn't have the cash to sign Convey, even if he does take a pay cut. San Jose on the other hand would and would be next in line to do so. However I kind of think he will wait and come back in 2010 to Philly like you mentioned.

  • Lawrence

    love Convey. i hope he still has legs that work and can still play soccer.

  • Lawrence

    love Convey. i hope he still has legs that work and can still play soccer.