New York Red Bulls' Lloyd Sam named Player of the Week after stellar showing off bench

The New York Red Bulls moved into first place in the Eastern Conference this past weekend, and Lloyd Sam played a big role in making that happen.

Sam enjoyed arguably his best outing of the season last Saturday, coming off the bench to provide an assist and score the game-winner in the Red Bulls' 3-2 road victory over Sporting Kansas City. His strong performance saw him named the Player of the Week for Week 23, making him the third player to win the award as a substitute this season. (See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.)

The 28-year-old midfielder also becomes the second member of the Red Bulls to claim the honors this year. Tim Cahill was the first, doing so back in Week 9 with a two-goal performance that pushed New York past Toronto FC.


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)


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