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New York Red Bulls land versatile veteran Bobby Convey in deal with Toronto FC

Bobby Convey

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The New York Red Bulls entered the offseason looking for help on the flanks, and they might have just gotten some in the form of a versatile veteran.

The Red Bulls and Toronto FC announced on Friday morning that they agreed to a trade that gives New York midfielder Bobby Convey and TFC's 2014 MLS SuperDraft second-round pick (22nd overall) in exchange for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft first-round selection (15th overall) and a 2016 third-round MLS SuperDraft pick.

Convey has officially been added to the Red Bulls' roster after coming to terms on a new MLS 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 30-year-old Convey -- who formerly represented the US men's national team and was on the Americans' 2006 World Cup roster in Germany -- began last season with Sporting Kansas City before being shipped to Toronto FC. He made a combined 22 starts in 24 games for the two clubs and notched one goal and four assists, all of which came while at TFC.

Convey is expected to push for a starting spot at either left back or left midfield, where Roy Miller and Jonny Steele are the respective projected incumbents.