Sam entered play in the 60th minute when the score was 1-1 but immediately made an impact, creating the go-ahead goal for Fabian Espindola three minutes later before giving New York a two-goal advantage with a strike of his own in the 69th minute.
Sam's night then ended prematurely in the 87th minute with a quadriceps injury but he did enough to land the weekly prize in the eyes of the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
He joins fellow Red Bull Tim Cahill who took out the weekly award back in Week 9.
2013 MLS Player of the Week
Week 23: Lloyd Sam (New York Red Bulls) Week 22: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake) Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire) Week 20: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes) Week 17: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 15: Olmes García (Real Salt Lake) Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution) Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders) Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union) Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo) Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA) Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United) Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC) Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)