Canadian defender Vanessa Gilles joins French powerhouse Lyon on loan

Canadian defender Vanessa Gilles joins French powerhouse Lyon on loan

Canadian international defender Vanessa Gilles has joined French powerhouse Lyon on loan from Angel City FC of the NWSL.

The loan comes with Lyon’s option to purchase the 26-year-old from Ottawa.

Arriving at Lyon, Gilles joined the club that was home to her teammate Kadisha Buchanan at center with Canada. Buchanan moved to England’s Chelsea in July after 5 1/2 years at Lyon.

Gilles has won 22 caps for Canada, including 19 starts, and was part of the gold medal team in Tokyo.

The move marks a return to France for Gilles, who joined Angel City last December in a transfer from FC Girondins de Bordeaux, where she had played since July 2018.

Giles played college soccer at the University of Cincinnati, before joining League 1 Ontario team West Ottawa SC before signing with Cyprus First Division Apollon Ladies FC in early 2018.

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