Report: Red Bulls’ Lloyd Sam traded to D.C. United

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by CHRISTIAN ARAOS

The New York Red Bulls did not take long to find a suitor for Lloyd Sam.

NJ.com reports that Sam has been traded to D.C. United for general allocation money.

Sam has slowly been losing his grip on a starting spot to Alex Muyl as head coach Jesse Marsch openly admitted that the team needed help in its attack. The Red Bulls have an open designated player spot. With this move, New York now have added resources to pursue a DP or to maximize their investment through allocation on a potential DP signing.

Sam, 31, has a goal and four assists in 16 appearances this year. He made 106 appearances for the Red Bulls since joining the club in 2012. Sam was on both the 2013 and 2015 Supporters Shield-winning squads, scoring a career-high 10 goals and seven assists last season. He started in the Red Bulls’ last nine playoff matches.

Sam’s last start for the Red Bulls came in the U.S. Open Cup loss to the Philadelphia Union. He was subbed off after 70 minutes. His last appearance came against New York City FC as a second half sub.


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  • troy

    What? I’m a little shocked by this. Sam was the spark that drove the attack for what seemed like a long time. He’s lost his fire a bit lately but trade him? Wow. And Muyl is supposed to replace him? Not on board with that one. Nope.


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