Sporting KC left wing Bobby Convey missed nine matches since suffering a hamstring injury in early August, but logged his first minutes since during the team's draw against New York on Saturday. He played at the tail end of the game, and told MLSSoccer.com on Monday he hopes it's just the beginning of seeing more game action:
"Let's be honest - I just played for five minutes," Convey said. "It's just being in there at the end, getting the result. You don't think, at that point, about going into the game and doing too much. It's just about getting a result on the road."
Sporting KC is getting its veteran back just in time. The postseason begins a week from Wednesday, with the Eastern Conference's Nos. 4 and 5 seeds meeting to determine who will face the conference's top seed in the next round. Right now, that top seed is in Kansas City. Hoping to wrap up home-field advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs, Sporting KC ends the regular season Wednesday night against Philadelphia.
Manager Peter Vermes was happy to get Convey some time on the pitch:
"It was good to get him a few minutes, get him out there and let him run around a little bit, get his feet wet again," Vermes said. "I wanted to do it a little bit earlier, but that's the way it goes."