Vancouver Whitecaps FC right full-back Young-Pyo Lee is enjoying a tremendous first year in Major League Soccer on and off the pitch.
The 35-year-old native of Hongcheon-gun, South Korea, has played in every minute of every match, outside of the September 1 match in LA. In addition to helping the 'Caps post nine clean sheets this season, Y.P. Lee has also contributed offensively with one goal and four assist.
Off the pitch, Lee has been a rock star.
The experienced defender ranks 14 overall in best-selling adidas MLS jerseys for the past six months and during every road match there are a number of fans that are specially there to see the three-time FIFA World Cup player.
This past weekend at FC Dallas Stadium was no different. Over 800 Y.P. fans turned out in Texas on Saturday night to show their love and support for the defender, who is still regarded as a hero in his homeland.
Boys and girls, as well as men and women, screamed before, during, and after the match in hopes of an autograph, with Lee happily obliging.
A few lucky star struck fans went home extra happy after Lee tossed his shin guards and game jersey into the crowd following the final whistle.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC are preparing to launch a special offer for fans on 2013 Season Tickets. To thank fans for their continued support, those who purchase Season Tickets from Saturday, September 22 to Wednesday, October 3 will receive a special signing bonus of 12 per cent off. Fans can take advantage of this offer and renew or purchase their Season Tickets online at whitecapsfc.com or by phone at 604.669.9283.