South Korean Lee signs with Vancouver
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC signed South Korean Pyo on Tuesday, and he will join the Major League Soccer club after receipt his international transfer certificate.
The 34-year-old Lee last played for Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal, but enjoyed a long European career with stops at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Tottenham in England and Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
"I am very thankful for my experiences as a professional soccer player in Asia and Europe and now I look forward to this new opportunity in Vancouver," said Lee.
Lee played for the South Korea national team from 1999-2011, playing 127 games and scoring five goals. He started his career with Anyang LG Cheetahs in South Korea, but moved to PSV following a strong 2002 World Cup.
"Lee is a quality individual and leader - both on and off the pitch - that has excelled at all levels of the game and we are thrilled he will be joining our club," said Whitecaps FC coach Martin Rennie.
"He has played midfield, as well as fullback during his distinguished career and the addition of Lee as a right back to our side will help strengthen our defensive backline."
Per league and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.