I’ve long been a fan of Bobby Convey, and was glad he was included on the 2006 World Cup squad, along with another favorite of mine, Ben Olsen. He did it again, last week, making D.C. United fans everywhere happy by knocking New York out of the MLS Playoffs. Given the lack of options on the left side, anyone else wish he’d come back to D.C. instead of San Jose?
It has been a long, undulating road for Convey, going from Washington to Reading, England, and back to the United States with San Jose in M.L.S. But perhaps one of the most significant detours came last Thursday night at Red Bull Arena, where Convey’s virtuoso performance (two goals and an assist) propelled the Earthquakes past the Eastern Conference champion Red Bulls, 3-1 in the match, and gave San Jose a 3-2 victory in the two-game, total-goals series.