KENYA BROWN - Sunday, December 27, 2020
Lee Nguyen will be heading back to Asia to play next season as he announced on Saturday that he has signed a deal with Vietnamese team Ho Chi Minh City.

The news comes as the 34-year-old midfielder recently wrapped up the MLS season with the New England Revolution, his second stint with the team, in which they made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Nguyen is no stranger to Vietnam's V. League as he first played in the country in 2009 with Hoang Anh Gia Lai. He would go on to score 13 goals and notch 16 assists in his single season for the team. In 2010, he moved to Becamex Binh Duong, but had little impact with the team due to injury.

Prior to moving to Vietnam, the former Indiana Hoosier started his professional career in the Netherlands where he signed with PSV Eindhoven. He would only make two appearances for the first team before he was shipped off to Denmark to sign with Randers.

Nguyen has had his most productive seasons in MLS where he suited up for the Revs, Los Angeles FC, and Inter Miami.

The Texas native also had his chances with the U.S. national team as he made nine appearances.

Nguyen will be looking to help Ho Chi Minh City improve on their fortunes in the V. League as they finished disappointedly in fifth place during the pandemic-plagued season.