Shane O’Neill’s stay in Belgium was a short one.
After apparently signing a two-year-deal with Belgian outfit Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz in August, the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team defender is reportedly heading right back to Cyprus, according to Belgian outlet DH.be.
He will apparently rejoin Cypriot club Apollon Limassol, the team he was originally transferred to by the Colorado Rapids in August, after not playing a single game for RMP. His contract with the Belgian side has supposedly been terminated.
O’Neill, 22, has been a part of the U.S. U-23s picture this cycle, but was left off the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying roster in the fall because Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz refused to release him.
The Irish-born defender, who is not cap-tied to the U.S., was signed by the Rapids as a Homegrown player in 2012 before becoming a consistent starter in MLS.
What do you think of this development? Where should O’Neill go from here? Is his spot on the U.S. U-23s in jeopardy?
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