On Tuesday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced the signing of legendary South Korean defender Young-Pyo Lee. A bonafide celebrity in his home country, Lee has represented the Republic of Korea in three World Cups, including famously sending in the cross for the golden goal to beat Italy in the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Carl Valentine chats with 'Caps head coach Martin Rennie about the new man in town. Watch below to get the coach's thoughts and find out why Lee has been widely regarded as one of the best fullbacks in the game.
Make sure to tune in to whitecapsfc.com at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning for the official unveiling of new Whitecaps FC player Young-Pyo Lee.
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About Vancouver Whitecaps FC
In 1974, Vancouver Whitecaps FC played their inaugural season in the North American Soccer League, and in 1979, the club won the NASL Soccer Bowl championship. From 1987 to 1992, as a member of the Canadian Soccer League, Vancouver won four straight CSL titles. In 2002, Whitecaps FC created a full club model that encompasses professional teams for men and women, extensive youth development and grassroots participation programs, facility development, and the Whitecaps Foundation to support specific initiatives related to health and wellness through soccer. Since 2004, Whitecaps FC have won two United Soccer Leagues First Division championships and two USL W-League championships. In 2012, Whitecaps FC will begin their second season in Major League Soccer on Bell Pitch at BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver.