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Report: NAC Breda trying to sign O’Neill on permanent deal

Since leaving Major League Soccer in 2015, Shane O’Neill has shuttled around Europe in search of first-team action.

The former Colorado Rapids man earned that this past season in the Netherlands with NAC Breda, and it looks like the Dutch side is trying to make his loan move from Cypriot club Apollon Limasol a permanent one.

O’Neill played 25 matches for NAC Breda last season as the club earned promotion back up to the Eredivisie. Now with a top flight schedule awaiting it, the club is looking to keep one of its vital assets.

The 23-year-old American has not played a game for Apollon Limasol. The Cypriot club has sent him out on loan to three different clubs, Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz in Belgium and Cambridge United in England were the other two, but he’s only been able to get consistent minutes with NAC Breda.


    • This is how the SBI thinking on the Eredivisie goes. Jozy Altidore and Aron Johannsson scored a lot of goals in the Netherlands, therefore no one must play defense. Well, guess what Jozy is our third best goal scorer ever for the national team by goals and goals per game and AJ showed a lot of talent before being severely slowed by injury. He has four international goals for the US which is more than Jordan Morris, Juan Agudelo, or Darlington Nagbe.

      • Your lecturing is tired, and even more misplaced in response to sarcasm. Additionally, your projections about the thoughts and opinions of Altidore/Johannson (in my case, since you went on your soapbox to my post) undermines your intelligence.

        Nice effort, but well short of the mark.

      • Really no more tired than the “they play defense in the Eredivisie” joke. It was only posted about hundred times by many posters after the Miazga and Zelalem loans. I understood you were making a joke, but that many posters here truly believe that if Jozy can score there they must not play defense. I guess I should have put that disclaimer on there so as not to trigger your wrath.

  1. Not only did he help NAC back to the top flight. He captained the side during the playoffs. Shane was a huge force and leader for them. Kudos to Shane. He has earned it the hard way. It has been a roller-coaster for sure.


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