New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe is excited about new signing Lloyd Sam.

Backe admitted he liked what he saw from the midfielder.

"He was sparkling, definitely," said Backe to "He's a guy who can take players on, good crosses, he's lively. Not quite sure yet if he's ready to start a game and how much he can play but he will be there soon. He's definitely banging on the door and could probably do 45-60 minutes, I would guess."