Shane O'Neill

Shane O'Neill
27
Defender
  • Colorado Rapids
  • 6' 2"
  • 190 lbs.
  • 09-02-1993
  • Midleton, Ireland

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Citizenship: USA, Ireland
Previous Club: Colorado Rapids Development Academy U-18s
Acquired: Signed by the Rapids as a Homegrown Player on June 19, 2012.

MLS CAREER

2013

  • Originally signed as a midfielder, his time with the U.S. U-20 National Team earned him attention as a central defender.
  • Entered the March 23 match at LA in the 52nd minute after Drew Moor was ejected, having played only one professional game prior.
  • O’Neill played nearly every game of the season thereafter; only missing matches while on U.S. U-20 National Team duty.
  • His breakout performance earned him the Rapids Young Player of the Year award.
  • His start on March 30 made him the first Homegrown Player to start a game for the Rapids.

2012

  • Made his debut for the Rapids in a friendly against EPL side Swansea City on July 24.
  • Made the Rapid’s 18-man roster for the first time against FC Dallas on July 14 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
  • Made his MLS debut on Sept. 5 in the 3-0 victory over Portland Timbers.

NATIONAL TEAM

  • Earned his first call up to the senior U.S. Men’s National Team for training camp in January, 2014.
  • Played in two of the United States’ three matches in the U-20 FIFA World Cup in Turkey, where the U.S. were eliminated after finishing third in the Group Stage. Scored a goal in the team’s final match against Ghana, a 4-1 loss.
  • Called in for the U.S. U-20 Camp from Jan. 14-22 and earned a spot on the roster for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Played all 90 minutes in five matches of the tournament, anchoring the defense as a center back while they qualified for the U-20 FIFA World Cup.
  • Earned his first call up for the United States in the summer of 2012, being named to the U-20 squad for the Marbella Cup in Spain from Oct. 6-17. Made his debut in the 2-1 loss to Canada before an eye injury kept him out of the remaining two games of the tournament.

COLLEGE

  • Intended to play with the University of Virginia before signing with the Rapids.

YOUTH/CLUB

  • Made his first appearance with Rapids youth teams at the MLS/SUM U-17 Cup in 2009, and joined the Rapids Academy U-18 Team in 2010.
  • Led the Colorado Rapids U-18’s in scoring during the 2011-12 season with 10 goals in 15 games, helping the team to a playoff spot
  • Attended Boulder’s Fairview High School, where he finished his career with a total of 48 goals and 27 assists, both all-time highs for Fairview High School
  • Earned 2011 Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year for Colorado, Denver Post All-Colorado selection, and 2011 Front Range League Player of the Year
  • Named MVP for the West team in December 2011’s national High School All-American Game in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Three-year starter at shooting guard for Fairview Boys Basketball team.
  • Earned BoCoPreps.com Boys Soccer Player of the Year for fall 2011, and Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors for winter 2011.

PERSONAL

  • Has dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland, having moved to the United States when he was one year old, and settling in Boulder, Colo. in 2002.
  • Has five siblings: an older brother, Darragh, who is a punter on the football team at the University of Colorado, as well as two younger brothers and two younger sisters.
  • Father Colm was an All-Ireland winning Gaelic footballer, who played for the Cork senior inter-county team.
  • Mother Christine played basketball in Ireland.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Colorado Rapids 17 17 1 1530 0 5 3 21 0 3 0
2013 Colorado Rapids 26 24 0 2196 0 8 4 28 1 6 1
2012 Colorado Rapids 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 44 41 1 3730 0 13 7 49 1 9 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 17 17 1 1530 0 5 3 21 0 3 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Colorado Rapids 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 26 24 0 2196 0 8 4 28 1 6 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Colorado Rapids 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/13/2014 POR @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/5/2014 COL @ LA L 0-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 COL @ SEA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2014 LA @ COL L 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2014 COL @ DC L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 COL @ DAL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 RSL @ COL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2014 COL @ NE L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/25/2014 CHV @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2014 COL @ POR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 COL @ PHI T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
6/4/2014 CHI @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/1/2014 HOU @ COL W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 MTL @ COL W 1-4 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
5/17/2014 COL @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 CHV @ COL L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/7/2014 COL @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
5/3/2014 LA @ COL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 COL @ SEA L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
4/19/2014 SJ @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/12/2014 COL @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/29/2014 KC @ COL L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/22/2014 POR @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/15/2014 COL @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/27/2013 COL @ VAN L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
10/19/2013 VAN @ COL W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-5 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/20/2013 COL @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
9/14/2013 DAL @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/31/2013 COL @ KC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
8/17/2013 VAN @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2013 COL @ CHV T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/17/2013 NE @ COL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Started 54 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
7/4/2013 NY @ COL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
6/29/2013 COL @ MTL W 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 COL @ POR L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 COL @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 DAL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHV @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 COL @ SJ T 1-1 Started 89 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 1
5/11/2013 COL @ CLB W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5/4/2013 TOR @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/28/2013 COL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-0 Subbed On 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 COL @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/30/2013 POR @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 PHI @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 COL @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 COL @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 SJ @ COL L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2012 COL @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2012 COL @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 CHV @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 COL @ DAL L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 RSL @ COL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 COL @ RSL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 COL @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 DAL @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 VAN @ COL L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 POR @ COL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves