Lee Nguyễn ( Vietnamese: ), Nguyễn Thế Anh born October 7, 1986) is an American [1 ] soccer player who plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, as a midfielder.
Club career [ edit ]
Randers FC [ edit ]
On January 31, 2008, it was announced that the
Danish Superliga club Randers FC had signed Nguyen until the summer of 2009. [2 ]
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai [ edit ]
On January 17, 2009, Lee Nguyen signed with
V.League 1 club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai. [3 ]
Through club partnership connections, Nguyen spent the summer of 2009 training with English club
Arsenal in the hopes of earning another contract in Europe. [4 ]
New England Revolution [ edit ]
On December 7, 2011, it was officially announced that Nguyen had signed a multi-year deal with
Major League Soccer which could potentially extend to 2015. The league used a weighted lottery system to determine the club for which he will play. [5 ] Vancouver Whitecaps FC won the lottery on December 15, 2011. Although at one point he was the highest paid athlete in Vietnam, [6 ] Nguyen will earn less than $60,000 for the [7 ] 2012 Major League Soccer season but will earn $193,750 for the [6 ] 2014 Major League Soccer season.
He was signed
the season started. He has been picked up by the [8 ] New England Revolution of the MLS on March 2, 2012. Nguyen scored two goals against his former club, Vancouver, in a 4–1 win at Gilette Stadium. [9 ] [10 ]
and then waived by the Whitecaps on March 1, 2012, before
References [ edit ]
^ "Lee Nguyễn nhập tịch Việt Nam" [Lee Nguyen's Vietnamese Citizenship]. (in Vietnamese). April 10, 2011. vnexpress.net
^ HelminLagt, Jesper (January 31, 2008). "Tre forstærkninger til Randers FC". bold.dk (in Danish) (Sport Publish OÜ).
^ "US Nat Lee Nguyen Close To Vietnam Move". . December 17, 2008 Goal.com . Retrieved January 13, 2009.
^ "US-Vietnamese Star Lee Nguyen To Train With Arsenal". Goal.com. September 17, 2009 . Retrieved December 15, 2011.
^ Fidencio Enriquez (December 6, 2011). "Ex-US int'l Nguyen signs multi-year deal with MLS". MLSsoccer.com . Retrieved December 15, 2011.
^ a b McCauley, Kevin (December 6, 2011). "Vancouver Whitecaps Acquire Lee Nguyen Through Weighted Lottery". SBNation.com . Retrieved December 15, 2011.
^ Greg Seltzer (November 9, 2011). "American Exports: Nguyen on verge of signing with MLS". MLSsoccer.com . Retrieved December 15, 2011.
^ "Matt Watson obtains United States green card". WhitecapsFC.com. March 1, 2012 . Retrieved March 1, 2012.
^ "Revs add midfielder Lee Nguyen through Waiver Draft". March 2, 2012 . Retrieved March 2, 2012.
^ Simon Fudge (May 12, 2012). "Whitecaps FC fall to humbling weekend defeat at New England Revolution | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Whitecapsfc.com . Retrieved August 30, 2012.
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