New York Red Bulls deal Sam to D.C. United
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Lloyd Sam (pictured) was traded by the New York Red Bulls to D.C. United on July 7, 2016, in Harrison, New Jersey, USA. (Photo courtesy of the New York Red Bulls)

 

HARRISON, New Jersey – The New York Red Bulls traded midfielder Lloyd Sam to D.C. United in exchange for financial considerations, it was announced Thursday. 

The 31-year-old joined the organization in 2012, appearing in 106 matches and scoring 22 goals.

“Lloyd has been a key member of our family and we thank him for all of his contributions to our club, both on and off the field,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis. “The quality of Lloyd’s character and the talent that he possesses made the decision to trade Lloyd extremely difficult. With that said, this move allows us flexibility if we want to add another piece to our team moving forward.”

Coincidentally, Sam -- a native of London, England -- made his Red Bulls debut on August 29, 2012, as a substitute in a 2-2 draw at his new team, D.C. United.

New York returns to action on July 10 against visiting MLS Cup champion and fellow 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League participant Portland Timbers.