Galaxy and Quakes To Battle Over Convey

Galaxy and Quakes To Battle Over Convey

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 28, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Allocation List, Allocation Order, Bobby Convey, Trades, Winter Transfers

Add LA in the mix for Bobby Convey.

Earlier this month we talked about San Jose’s interest in the midfielder. SBI is reporting this evening the Galaxy are also interested to try to bring the injury prone midfielder to the Home Depot Center.

LA is looking at the growing possibility that both Landon Donvan and David Beckham could be headed back to Europe this winter, making this move all the more needed.

What is standing in the way is San Jose’s current position in the allocation order. The Quakes are number one while LA sits in second place in the order. Do the Quakes really want Convey or are they more interested to get a deal worked out with the Galaxy here? Reports suggest the Quakes are set to sign an international forward in the coming weeks.

Getting some extra allocation money from LA might be enough to make the deal happen. Not to mention the Quakes would only have to move one spot down only to move back up to the top if LA does indeed claim Convey in the allocation process.

I still think like some people out there that Convey will return next year to MLS and sign with the expansion side in Philly. Its a move that makes sense for both parties but a move to the league a year early could be fine too. Philly may want to make a trade or Convey could work a deal in his contract if he really wants to play there (similar to what Nate Jaqua did in Houston to get to Seattle).

Think Convey will be in MLS this year or will he come back in 2010?

  • joel

    Convey would benefit from a MLS return. He looks slower and appears to suffer from the injury bug. It might be working for Gibbs.

  • Convey would benefit from a MLS return. He looks slower and appears to suffer from the injury bug. It might be working for Gibbs.