BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Lee Nguyen, the former New England Revolution and LAFC midfielder, announced his retirement from soccer on Friday.
Nguyen releasing a statement on Twitter saying he was “grateful for the game” following at 17-year-long career.
“To all my fans, my teammates, coaches and staff – these years, y’all truly made it a joy to work every day,” he wrote. “I’m looking forward to focusing my time and energy on my next chapter.”
That next chapter involves Nguyen re-signing as the assistant coach for Washington Spirit for their 2022 season. Nguyen also expressed his excitement to work with the team.
"I'm committed to growing the women's game in our country and I look forward to defending our title in 2022," he said.
The 35-year-old joined the Spirit’s coaching staff in October. Aside from his coaching background, Nguyen spent nine seasons with the Revolution before being traded to LAFC in 2018. He was also a finalist in 2014 for the Major League Soccer MVP award and made six appearances for the U.S. men’s national soccer team.