Toronto FC acquires Bobby Convey from Sporting KC

Toronto FC adds to its midfield with the former U.S. international, who had fallen down the depth chart with Sporting KC.
Toronto FC has acquired midfielder Bobby Convey from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a 2014 third round MLS SuperDraft pick (first round Supplemental Draft).

Convey, 29, is a former U.S. national team midfielder in his second season at Sporting KC and 10th in Major League Soccer.

 “This is a good mid-season deal for Toronto FC. We are in need of quality MLS players on our team and Bobby fits the bill perfectly,” said Toronto FC president and general manager Kevin Payne.

Convey began his career at D.C. United when Payne was the general manager, and because Convey was under 18, he couldn't get his own apartment and instead lived with his GM.

“I’ve known Bobby since he was a 16 year old rookie in MLS; and literally living in the basement of my home," Payne said.

Following his time at DCU, Convey signed with English club Reading FC ahead of the 2004-05 season. He spent five seasons with the club, and helped it gain promotion to the English Premier League in the 2005-06 campaign. He returned to MLS with San Jose in 2010.

Convey has earned 46 caps in his career, scoring one goal. He was part of the U.S. team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.