Young-pyo Lee played his final professional match on the weekend as Vancouver Whitecaps sent him off in style.
The 36-year old retiring South Korean defender wore the captainâ€™s armband as the Caps beat Colorado Rapids 3-0 at BC Place before being the subject of a rousing reception from his teammates, the coaching staff and the Vancouver faithful.
â€śSo I have ended my career with a great team in Vancouver,â€ť he told reporters.
â€śI want to thank a lot of people, especially the fans. So the last two years, I never forget the last two years that this team, in my mind, is my team.â€ť
Whitecaps skipper Jay DeMerit was grateful for what Lee had done for the fledging MLS club and was delighted to see him retire a winner.
â€śEverything he does, he does with class and that filters down through this team and through this organization,â€ť said Jay DeMerit. â€śWeâ€™re very lucky to have him and it was important for us as a team to send him off on the right note because he deserves it.
â€śIt was great to see him with a smile on his face all day.â€ť
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