Monday, May 08, 2006


I mentioned earlier that Bobby Convey is one of my favorite players on this team. He's also the only one whom I've ever talked to in person. Since 2004, I've been doing freelance (emphasis on free) reporting on the DC United for a company called TSV Media, and I've had access to the team's clubhouse. Some of my stories have appeared online, including the soccer area of, which might be one of the coolest experiences I've had without being naked. I talked to Bobby in April of 2004, and he seemed to be pretty decent. He was only 20 at the time, but he wasn't shy, wasn't silly or cocky; gave me some good answers and seemed respectful. He started playing professionally at age 16, and moved to an English club called Reading in 2005. He didn't have an easy go of it, but he persevered, and now he's a starter, and on a World Cup squad. Go Bobby.