The Vancouver Whitecaps have agreed to contract terms with veteran South Korean fullback Young-Pyo Lee.
The 34-year-old has earned 127 caps for South Korea and played in the last three World Cups. Vancouver head coach Martin Rennie said Lee, who can also play midfield, will help strengthen the team's defensive backline.
"Lee is a quality individual and leader — both on and off the pitch — that has excelled at all levels of the game and we are thrilled he will be joining our club," Rennie said Tuesday, adding that he plans to use Lee as a right back.
Lee, who has played in South Korea, England and the Netherlands over his career, spent the last two seasons with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. The move to Major League Soccer is pending receipt of his international transfer certificate.
"I am very thankful for my experiences as a professional soccer player in Asia and Europe and now I look forward to this new opportunity in Vancouver," said Lee.
The Whitecaps will formally introduce Lee at a news conference on Wednesday at BC Place.