Reading's U.S. goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann
has said that it was probably the right time for compatriot and former teammate Bobby Convey
to leave the English second division team. Convey left Reading last week by mutual consent and is in talks with Major League Soccer, with San Jose seen as the team most
likely to sign him.
"I wasn't surprised because it was on the cards for a bit," Hahnemann said. "He said he wanted to go back. It is a disappointing end, and sad he's not going to
be around any more. It is difficult. His wife came over and she couldn't get a job over here. Her qualifications were for a job they don't really have over here. She was a physician assistant, which
isn't quite a doctor and more than a nurse, but they don't have a position like that here."
Hahnemann said Convey was also "frustrated he wasn't getting enough playing time. He was
over at my house quite a bit for dinner and hanging out and I will really miss him.
Although it was obvious he was going, it happened really quickly. All of a sudden he was gone. Last Tuesday
night he came over and said he was going the next day -- it was that quick. I knew he wasn't happy and I think it was just time to move on."
Hahnemann, meanwhile, is set to make his
comeback from a calf injury Wednesday in a reserve team game at Gillingham.
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