By DAN KARELL
One of the New York Red Bulls needs heading into the offseason was a talented winger who could provide accurate service, and the club addressed that on Friday in a big way.
The Red Bulls announced today that they’ve acquired Bobby Convey from Toronto FC in exchange for the Red Bulls’ first-round selection (No. 15) in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and their first-round pick in the 2016 Supplemental Draft. Convey, who was out of contract and opted-out of the Re-Entry Draft, has agreed terms on a new contract.
“Bobby is a very experienced player who we believe can make an immediate impact on our squad,” Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement. “We have been looking at him for some time, and he will add quality on the flanks. Bobby’s technical ability will certainly provide us an added dimension.”
The former U.S. Men’s National Team player is joining his third club in the last 12 months after starting the 2013 MLS season with Sporting Kansas City. He was dealt to TFC last May in exchange for a third round selection in the upcoming MLS SuperDraft, playing 21 times and contributing one goal and four assists.
Convey enters his 15th year of professional soccer at the age of 30 after being signed by D.C. United as a 16-year-old in 2000.
What do you think of this news? Excited to see a box-to-box winger join the Red Bulls? What does this mean for Johnny Steele’s future with the club? Do you expect Convey to fit into the starting lineup?
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