Kadeisha Buchanan joins French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais
Canadian recently named top NCAA soccer player
Olympique Lyonnais has confirmed the signing of Canadian soccer star Kadeisha Buchanan.
The 21-year-old defender from Brampton, Ont., took in Lyon's men's match Sunday with Montpellier, with Lyon welcoming the Canadian to its powerhouse women's team via Twitter.
Welcome in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/teamOL?src=hash">#teamOL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/keishaballa">@keishaballa</a> !! 🔴🔵 <a href="https://t.co/TDD0ZDAljD">pic.twitter.com/TDD0ZDAljD</a>—@OL_English
Buchanan, named the top women's NCAA player on Friday after a stellar career with West Virginia, is the second Canadian to sign with a French team in recent days.
Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/macstlouis">@macstlouis</a> for having me back! Congrats to Ian Harkes and <a href="https://twitter.com/keishaballa">@keishaballa</a> for winning the 2016 <a href="https://twitter.com/HermannTrophy">@HermannTrophy</a> Award. <a href="https://t.co/892fKfUfyR">pic.twitter.com/892fKfUfyR</a>—@ChristenPress
Close friend and fellow Canadian international Ashley Lawrence signed with Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week.
Lyon is the reigning UEFA Women's Champion League champion.