Over the past two seasons, Lloyd Sam has emerged as one of the foremost attacking threats on the New York Red Bulls' roster. After RBNY's 3-2 win over the Chicago Fire on September 11, 2015, he has the statistical basis of a candidacy for being one of the club's greatest all-round attacking players of all time.
The moment that advanced his claim arrived in the 38th minute, when Sam squeezed a deflected cross through traffic to Mike Grella, and the two-time winner of OaM's Goal of the Month competition found the net with a quick turn-and-shoot maneuver.
That was Sam's seventh assist in all competitions for RBNY this season. More pertinently, it was his 20th assist in all competitions for the club. He is the 12th player in history to record 20 career assists for this team.
Not many players have scored 20 for RBNY (and the MetroStars) and not many have recorded 20 assists. How many have hit both landmarks in a career for the club? Five. Lloyd Sam is the fifth player of all time to tally 20 goals and 20 assists (in all competitions) for the New York Red Bulls. (With thanks to MetroFanatic.com's stats archive.)
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Congratulations, Lloyd! Welcome to the 20/20 club. Looking forward to the next milestone in your RBNY career.