Today, July 7, is Thursday. On Tuesday, the New York Red Bulls let it be known they were in the market for some attacking help. On Wednesday, Big Apple Soccer's Kristian Dyer broke the news RBNY was looking to ship out veteran winger Lloyd Sam in exchange for some extra shopping money. On Thursday: Lloyd Sam was gone, traded to D.C. United for allocation money, we're told.
The news was first reported by Daniel Falkenheim for NJ.com. SB Nation's Black and Red United has its own sources confirming the story from the DC end. Several other reporters have found the same news:
The Red Bulls have traded midfielder Lloyd Sam to rival DC United. #RBNY— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) July 7, 2016
D.C. United acquires Lloyd Sam from New York Red Bulls. Full details: https://t.co/DEAAdx9Q0o #dcu #mls #rbny— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 7, 2016
A class act, @MrLloydSam has been a joy to cover with #RBNY. Somehow I think he ends up in TV someday. Happy trails on your new adventure.— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) July 7, 2016
And Sam himself appeared to confirm that a remarkable career for RBNY is at an end.
I'm in tears right now— Lloyd sam (@MrLloydSam) July 7, 2016
We love you, Lloyd. We miss you. You are and always will be a legend at this club.