Bobby Convey's national team chances 

July, 23, 2010

Is Bobby Convey playing his way back into the national team mix this season?

Still only 27, the San Jose Earthquakes midfielder and Germany 2006 vet received the last of his 46 caps in early 2008 and, despite a dearth of left-footed midfielders in the U.S. program's roughly 50-man player pool, was never in serious contention to make the 2010 U.S. World Cup team.

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Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.