Red Bulls Trade Sam To D.C. United

Photo via New York Red Bulls
Photo via New York Red Bulls
Photo via New York Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls have traded midfielder Lloyd Sam to D.C. United in exchange for General Allocation Money and will retain a percentage of any future transfer fee if the player is transferred outside of MLS, the club announced on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Sam was part of a Red Bulls side that won two Supporters’ Shields since joining the organization in 2012.

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“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 Ali Curtis, Red Bulls Sporting Director. “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.”

Sam, a native of London, England, joined the Red Bulls in 2012 and was signed in mid-August during the summer transfer window. He made his debut on Aug. 29, 2012 as a substitute in New York’s 2-2 draw at D.C. United.

He appeared in 106 career matches with New York making 82 starts and finished his career with the Red Bulls with 20 goals and 22 assists.