- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (AP) - The Vancouver Whitecaps have agreed to contract terms with veteran South Korean midfielder Young-Pyo Lee.

The 34-year-old has earned 127 international appearances for South Korea and played in the last three World Cups. Vancouver coach Martin Rennie said Lee can also play defender and will help strengthen the team’s defensive backline.

Lee has played in South Korea, England and the Netherlands in his career. He 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.

The Whitecaps will introduce Lee at a news conference on Wednesday at BC Place.

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