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

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.