Lee Young-pyo joins Vancouver Whitecaps

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Lee Young-pyo joins Vancouver Whitecaps

Veteran football defensive back Lee Young-pyo has joined a club in the top North American league, his agency said yesterday. The Seoul-based GSEN said Lee has inked a one-year deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer (MLS).

“Lee Young-pyo agreed to the deal Monday evening in Vancouver,” the agency said. “The deal is for one year, with another year as a club option.”

Further details of the contract were not disclosed. Lee is scheduled to hold a press conference today in Vancouver.

“I am happy with the atmosphere in Vancouver, and I was also impressed with the management’s professionalism,” Lee said in a statement released through the agency.

He traveled from Korea to Canada on Sunday to meet with Vancouver team officials.

“I am going to play hard and help the team post a good record next season,” Lee added.

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