Since his acquisition from the New York Red Bulls on July 7, Lloyd Sam started in 13 matches for the Black-and-Red. In his fifth MLS season, Sam scored three goals and recorded the third-most assists on the team (six). The 33-year-old played an integral role in the revitalized Black-and-Red offense in the second half of the season, leading the team with 52 chances created and 143 crosses. Sam’s goals against New York City FC (Sept 1.) and Columbus (Sept. 28) earned him nominations for the AT&T Goal of the Week. He also earned MLS Team of the Week nominations for his performances against Toronto (Oct. 1) and against New York City FC (Oct. 16).
Made 31 appearances, including 27 starts… Set new MLS-career-high with 10 goals, doubling his previous best from 2013… Added seven assists… Scored New York’s lone goal at Sporting Kansas City in a 1-1 draw in the season opener on March 8... Scored second goal in 2-0 win over D.C. United on March 22... Scored game-tying goal in 2-2 draw with D.C. United on April 11... Assist on Grella’s goal in 2-0 win over San Jose on April 17... Had assists on both goals in 2-1 win over NYC FC in inaugural New York Derby on May 12... Scored fourth of season at Seattle on May 31... Returned to league play as sub against Columbus on July 4... Goal and assist in win over New England on July 11... Game-tying goal at Montreal on August 15… Assist at Chicago on August 26... Goal in 3-0 win over D.C. on August 30... Assist vs Chicago on September 11... Scored vs Orlando at home on September 25... Scored game-tying goal vs Columbus in come-back win on October 3... Game-winning goal against Montreal on October 7... Assist vs Philly on October 18… Playoffs: Started in all four playoff games as well… assist on late goal in second leg of Eastern Conference Championship… U.S. Open Cup: Started all three games… Scored game-winner in U.S. Open Cup vs Atlanta on June 16... Assist on Zizzo’s goal in U.S. Open Cup win over Cosmos on July 1… Scored game-tying goal in stoppage time against Philadelphia on August 1, forcing extra time.
Recorded an assist in the regular season opener on Wright-Phillips goal in the 91st minute. Assisted on Henry’s goal against Colorado on March 15… Recorded an assist on Jonny Steele’s goal on April 5 at Montreal… Scored against Philadelphia on April 16… Assisted on Wright-Phillips’ goal on April 26 at Columbus… Assisted on Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal on May 10 vs. Chicago… Recorded the game-winning assist on Eric Alexander’s goal at New England on June 8… Recorded the game-winning assist on Bradley Wright-Phillips’ goal against New England on August 2… Recorded eighth assist of season on September 6 against Sporting Kansas City… Scored third goal of the season, and second game-winner, on September 10 against D.C. United in a 1-0 win... Recorded ninth assist on October 11 in a 3-1 win against Toronto FC… Scored on October 19 in a 3-1 loss to the Columbus Crew... Playoffs: Started all five playoff games … Assisted Wright-Phillips’ game-winner in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against D.C… Champions League: Scored against C.D. FAS in New York’s opening CCL game on August 26... Also appeared in second match against CD Fas.
Finished tied for fourth on the team with five goals and added one assist in first full MLS season… Four of his goals and his lone assist came in Sam’s final eight appearances of the regular season … Scored first MLS goal in 1-1 tie at New England on May 11… Ejected only 28 minutes into the 3-0 loss at Philadelphia on June 23… Contributed go-ahead assist and game-winning goal after entering game as a substitute on Aug. 3 at Kansas City… Started five of the Red Bulls’ last nine games and produced three goals… Scored in back-to-back games on Aug. 31 vs. D.C. United and Sept. 8 at Houston … Provided third goal in Supporters’ Shield-clinching 5-2 win vs. Chicago on Oct. 27 … U.S. Open Cup: Goal and assist in New York’s 2-0 win vs. Reading United on May 29.
Signed in mid-August during Summer transfer window… Made Red Bulls debut on Aug. 29 as a substitute in New York’s 2-2 draw at D.C. United … Debuted at home on Sept. 19 against Sporting KC as a sub… Made his first Red Bulls start on Sept. 29, a 4-1 win over Toronto FC and earned his first assist… Playoffs: Did not appear due to injury.
Made 10 appearances with English League One side Notts County while on loan from the mighty Leeds United, scoring five goals in that span. Prior to that, Sam was transferred from Charlton Athletic to Leeds United in August 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Sam produced two goals in 35 appearances for Leeds United. In 2006, Sam was sent on loan from Charlton Athletic to Sheffield Wednesday. From 2003 to 2004, after two seasons with Premier League side Charlton Athletic, Sam was loaned to League Two side Leyton Orient.
Earned first cap for Ghana in friendly vs Canada on October 13, 2015.
Acquired via a trade with the New York Red Bulls in exchange for General Allocation Money on July 7, 2016.