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Kadeisha Buchanan joins French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais

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 Olympique Lyonnais welcoming the Canadian to its powerhouse women's team via Twitter.

Canadian recently named top NCAA soccer player

Kadeisha Buchanan, show above competiting for Canada in the 2015 Women's World Cup, has joined French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais following a stellar collegiate career at the University of West Virginia. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

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.

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.

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.

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