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video: Young-Pyo Lee’s unlikely goal gives Whitecaps 1-0 win against Columbus Crew

Korean soccer icon Young-Pyo Lee’s unlikely goal off a 21-yard free kick gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 win Saturday over the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer play in Columbus, Ohio.

The goal came against the run of play as Lee’s lofting strike, which was meant for the head of a Caps teammate, fooled Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum in the 74th minute.

It brought back memories of Ronaldinho’s long, floating free-kick goal that beat English goalkeeper David Seaman in the 2002 World Cup.

Lee said he was trying to put the ball near the far post.

“It was a lucky goal for me and for the team,” he said. “I tried for a strong cross but I scored.”

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