'Caps Chronicle: Lee fever hits Vancouver

Whitecaps FC in the news - Dec. 8, 2011

WHITECAPS FC IN THE NEWS:

Young-Pyo Lee is officially a member of Vancouver Whitecaps FC! Despite being offered contracts from ‘six or seven’ other clubs, find out why he chose to play here.  (Al Campbell – news.xinhuanet.com)

"He's a very quick, very smart, very tactically-aware defender, but he's also good on the ball, clean, composed and able to get forward at the right time, which is important," said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie when asked about the newest addition to the roster. Click here to find out more about the ongoings of yesterday’s Whitecaps FC media conference. (Marc Weber – The Province)

For those of you that don’t know, Young-Pyo Lee is kind of a big deal. In Korea, he has reached celebrity status and he will soon be doing that in Vancouver – Be sure to check out why here!  (Marc Weber – The Province)

Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi is very happy to have signed Lee.  "He's offered the playing side, the leadership side, the mentoring side, and there's no doubt in my mind that he has considerable time in him - in terms of what he can offer on the field.”  (The Canadian Press & tsn.ca)

Whitecaps FC midfielder Davide Chiumiento was named in the Top Ten for attacking midfielders in the Soccer America Daily – Take a look at who else made the cut! (Ridge Mahoney – socceramerica.com)

WHITECAPS FC ON THE RADIO:

‘Whitecaps FC Daily’ with Peter Schaad on TEAM 1410 sports radio is on a winter break until the New Year, but for those of you who may have missed some episodes, you can find them HERE!

The show will return on January 23, 2012, and air every Monday to Friday at 3 p.m. PT on TEAM 1410.

You can always get your soccer fix every Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. PT by tuning into ‘Full-Time: Vancouver’s Soccer Show’ with Tyler Green and Mike Martignago on TEAM 1040.

WHITECAPS FC IN THE HOUSE:

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about Lee lately, but have you heard from him directly? Get to know the newest Whitecaps FC player a little better here!  (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

With the exciting announcement of Young-Pyo Lee joining Whitecaps FC, find out what head coach Martin Rennie has to say about the signing.  (Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Did you miss the official media conference announcing Young-Pyo Lee as a Whitecaps FC player? Catch the highlights of it here and find out why Lee is excited to be a new Vancouverite. (Martin MacMahon & Zac Ratcliffe – MLSsoccer.com)

One thing you may not know about Lee is how strong he is as a leader – Read more about his experience and what else he can bring to the club here. (Martin MacMahon – MLSsoccer.com)

Young ‘Caps player Omar Salgado is on tour with Generation Adidas – Be sure to check out how he’s doing thus far!  (Greg Seltzer – MLSsoccer.com)

Whitecaps FC recently held a Holiday Clearance Sale – Find out how it went and where else you can get your ‘Caps gear this holiday season!  (Alexis Demmery & Zac Ratcliffe – whitecapsfc.com)

Also, don’t forget Vancouver Whitecaps FC are on Facebook and on Twitter @WhitecapsFC for updates, information, and latest stories, and @WhitecapsMatch for live match updates!