Former Charlton, Leeds winger Sam thrilled to guide NYRB to five unbeaten

Lloyd Sam was on the scoresheet as New York Red Bull extended their unbeaten streak to five MLS matches.

Lloyd Sam was on the scoresheet as New York Red Bull extended their unbeaten streak to five MLS matches.

The 28-year old former Charlton Athletic and Leeds United winger equalized for the Red Bulls in the 55th minute, not long after Diego Fagundez’s 54th minute opener, in the 1-1 draw with New England Revolution.

The draw put New York top of the Eastern Conference table and Sam was delighted to have achieved such a result without the likes of Thierry Henry, Jamison Olave, Peguy Luyindula and Dax McCarty and with Tim Cahill and Juninho playing just a half.

“Great result for us away from home. We’d won four in a row so it was important to not lose today. And we come in and got a result so really happy,” he said.

“All I remember is Andre Akpan with the ball on the right and I made a run in and he found me. And then I just hit it low and hard, it went in, hit the back of the net. One, one.

“It’s massive, we just want to keep the run going as long as we can and we got (champions) LA (Galaxy) next week so, same again.

“The manager wants us to all work hard and pitch in as a team and all know our role. That’s the main reason (we’re succeeding right now).”

 
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