In an offseason riddled with player turnover, one late season addition has made the cut.
Leeds native Lloyd Sam will be rejoining the team after being forced from the squad with a PCL tear late last season
“Lloyd showed our team and fans at the end of last season that he has the potential to be a very good player for us,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “We are happy to sign Lloyd, who is recovering well from his knee injury he sustained last year. He will be fit for preseason.”
Sam, 28, featured in five matches for New York, earning two starts and an assist in the short time since joining the team in August. Therein, he provided a spark on the right wing, exhibiting much needed speed with the ball and danger on the cross.
He joins a whittled down midfield core which includes the likes of Tim Cahill, Dax McCarty and their latest acquisition, Juninho Pernambucano.
The Red Bulls currently have 21 players in their roster, including newcomers Fabian Espindola, Jamison Olave, Kosuke Kimura, Josue Martinez, and homegrown players Amando Moreno and Santiago Castano. All of 15 players remain from last year’s roster, with more movement expected to come.