TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NHL

Whitecaps defender Lee to retire after 13-year career

{eot}
The Canadian Press
10/22/2013 5:52:49 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Whitecaps defender Young-Pyo Lee will retire after this season, the club announced Tuesday.

The former South Korean international joined Vancouver in December 2011 and was named the team's player of the year in 2012.

Previously, he won two Dutch Eredivisie titles (2003, 2005) and a Dutch Cup title (2005) with PSV Eindhoven and was part of the Tottenham team that won the 2008 English League Cup.

He has also appeared in three FIFA World Cup appearances in his 13 year career, including a run to the semifinals of the 2002 tournament co-hosted by his home country.

Lee will be honoured prior to kickoff when the Whitecaps host Colorado on Sunday.

"It will be the most memorable game in my life," Lee said in a statement. "I'm a happy guy. I learned so many things throughout my career, much more than I had expected when I was young. It is a great time to finish with a great team and great people.

"I deeply appreciate our fans, my teammates, and all of the staff in the club. I'm sure Vancouver Whitecaps FC will remain in my mind as my team forever."

Lee will join the Whitecaps' front office after the season.

Alain Rochat, Young-Pyo Lee (Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

Game 3: Avalanche at Wild (TSN)

Tonight at 7pm et/4pm pt

Game 3: Ducks at Stars (TSN)

Tonight at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt


NHL on TSN Broadcast Schedule


Western Conference

(1) COL 2, (WC) MIN 0 (1) ANA 2, (WC) DAL 0
(2) STL 2, (3) CHI 0 (2) SJ 2, (3) LA 0


Eastern Conference

(1) BOS 1, (WC) DET 1 (1) PIT 1, (WC) CLB 1
(2) TAM 0, (3) MON 3 (2) NYR 1, (3) PHI 1


Playoff Schedule/Game-By-Game Breakdown

NHL on TSN Playoff Fantasy Tracker

Vote IN the TSN KLONDIKE NHL POY SHOWDOWN!


Make Your Predictions!
Make Your Predictions!
TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television