Earthquakes' Convey added to All-Star roster
After a disappointing summer of missing out on the 2010 FIFA World Cup and not being named to the initial All-Star Game roster, Bobby Convey will get a chance to quiet his critics.
The San Jose Earthquakes midfielder was named to the 2010 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster on Thursday. Convey was chosen by MLS All-Star head coach Bruce Arena to replace injured Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein.
In his second season with the Earthquakes, Convey has appeared in all 14 of the Earthquakes' matches this year, helping them to a 6-4-4 record. Convey's eight assists – good for second in the league – are a career high for the 11-year professional. He is also tied for second place with three game-winning assists.
Convey is currently the only member of the San Jose Earthquakes schedule to take part in the annual summer showcase. The MLS All-Stars will take on famed English club Manchester United on Wednesday, July 28 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
The Philadelphia native was a member of the inaugural class of the prestigious US Soccer Residency program. Drafted in 2000 by D.C. United at the age of 16, Convey spent four-and-a-half years in MLS before going overseas to English club Reading FC, where he spent the next four-and-a-half years.
Convey, a member of the United States' 2006 World Cup team, appeared in all three of the US matches in Germany.
The left winger is the first member of the Earthquakes to be named an All-Star since the team returned to MLS in 2008. This is Convey's third All-Star selection, with his previous nods coming in 2001 and 2004 while he was a member of D.C. United