Player Details


Bobby Convey


5' 9"


150 lbs

Date of Birth

5.27.1983 (40)


Philadelphia, PA USA


Career Summary

Drafted by D.C. United at age 16 in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, Convey is a three-time MLS All-Star in 10 seasons in MLS. Convey signed with Reading FC in 2004, helping them reach the English Premier League, before returning to MLS with the San Jose Earthquakes from 2009-2011. He has made 46 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team, including experience at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.


2012: Convey started 14 games this season (8-4-2), scoring one goal and adding two assists before suffering a series of injuries. Convey’s lone game came in a 2-1 loss against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park marking his 12th career MLS goal (Video). Convey was in the Sporting KC lineup for their match against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium on October 7 for the first time since August 4th, making his return to the matchday squad after missing the team’s previous eight matches. Convey appeared in the First Leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals for Sporting Kansas City as a second half substitute. 

2011: Appeared in 21 matches for the San Jose Earthquakes, tallying two assists and scoring the match-winning goal versus New England on May 21st. Convey was named to the MLS All-Star team for the second straight season after being chosen by All-Star coach Hans Backe.

2010: Started and played 28 games, scoring one goal and recording a career-high 10 assists to lead the team in that category. Five of his 10 assists came on game-winning goals, tied for most in MLS. Voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year and was named to the MLS All-Star team by coach Bruce Arena. He proved to be a pivotal played in San Jose's MLS Cup Playoff run, scoring twice and providing an assist in a 3-1 win at New York on November 4th in the Conference Semifinals.

2009: Signed with the Earthquakes in February and played in 26 matches, scoring one goal and adding two assists.

2004: Played in 10 matches and recorded three assists for DC United before signing with Reading FC in the summer.

2003: Played in 19 matches, scoring two goals and notching one assist.

2002: Played in 26 matches, contributing five goals and three assists.

2001: Played in 12 matches, providing one goal and seven assists. He was voted to the MLS All-Star team, but did not play due to injury.

2000: The youngest player ever signed by MLS at the time at age 16, he played 22 games, starting 18, after being taken in the first round of the SuperDraft by D.C. United. Tallied first career point with an assist on a cross to Raul Diaz Arce on July 4th versus Colorado. 


2004-2009: Signed with England's Reading FC prior to the 2004-05 campaign. Played in 110 total games, starting 84 of them and recording eight goals. Made 98 league appearances, seven FA Cup appearances and five League Cup appearances. Made nine appearances in Premier League and played in three FA Cup matches in 2006-2007. Had a standout second season with Reading in 2005-06, making 45 appearances and scoring seven goals. He was an integral part of the 2005-06 Reading squad that won the Football League Championship to earn promotion to the Premiership for the first time in team history. Played 18 league games, two FA Cup matches and two League Cup matches in first season in England in 2004-2005.


Has made 46 appearances for the United States Men's National Team, scoring one goal and notching five assists … 

2008: Appeared in one match, versus Mexico in February.

2007: Started in the USA’s 2-0 win against Mexico in February, but missed both the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2007 Copa America due to injury … Returned to the team in the summer and made appearances against Sweden and Brazil.

2006: Made eight appearances in total for the team in 2006 and was a member of the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, where he appeared in all three group games for the United States.

2005: His near-post cross to Brian McBride set up the USA’s lone goal in the 1-0 qualifying win against Trinidad & Tobago on Aug. 17 in Hartford. He played in seven 2006 World Cup qualifying games, notching two assists to help the U.S. advance to Germany.

2004: Made nine appearances and seven starts. Playing in his first two World Cup qualifiers, he earned his first points by delivering an outstanding ball to Brian Ching for the game-winning goal in the team's 2-0 win against El Salvador on September 4th. He earned his first-ever World Cup qualifying start in a 3-2 win at Grenada on June 20th.

2003: Tied for the most appearances of any player for the U.S. Men's National Team while also captaining the U.S. Under-20 side to a quarterfinal finish in the World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates. His 15 appearances in 16 matches tied with Landon Donovan for a USMNT best. He netted his first goal for the senior team to give the United States a 3-2 win against Costa Rica and third place in the Gold Cup. He saw action in the first 13 games before sitting out the Gold Cup quarterfinal against Cuba.

2002: His third cap for the USMNT came in a 4-0 win over Honduras on March 2, 2002. He was named the 2002 Young Soccer Player of the Year by U.S. Soccer.

2001: Earned his second cap for the USMNT, and his first start, in a 2-1 loss to Brazil on March 3rd. He was named ESPN The Magazine’s “Next 2001 Athlete” for soccer and was named one of World Soccer Magazine’s “Top 100 Rising Stars” in the world in 2000.

Under-23s: He was a part of the Under-23 squad that narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2004 Olympics.

Under-20s: Convey was widely hailed as the Under-20 MVP in the team’s run to a fifth place finish at the 2003 World Youth Championship in the UAE. He was named by FIFA to the all-tournament team after captaining the U-20s to a berth in the 2003 World Youth Championship at the qualifying tournament in November 2002 in Charleston, S.C. He represented the U.S. as a starter and youngest member of the Under-20 National Team that advanced to the second round of the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. He scored three goals, including two in the opener, at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in 2001.

Under-17s: Youngest player on the team at the 1999 FIFA Under-17 World Championship. He appeared in 45 matches for the Under-17s in 1999, starting 43 and collecting 19 goals. His first appearance came on October 25, 2000 versus Mexico and he scored his first goal on July 26, 2003 versus Costa Rica.

High School/Club: Played on the varsity team at Penn Charter (Pa.) High School as an eighth grader and as a freshman. He was named a 1999 Parade Magazine All-American and was the 1998 Philadelphia High School Player of the Year as a freshman. He also earned 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American accolades. He scored 12 goals as a freshman and was selected All-league, All-Southeastern Penn., All-east and All-state in 1998.

Personal: Played basketball and ran track in high school. He was a three-year honor roll student at Penn Charter High School. His older sister, Kelly, was first women’s soccer player at Penn State to be named a NSCAA All-American in 1998. He earned the 2010 Native Sun Award as voted by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association.