U.S. prospect Shane O'Neill signs with NAC Breda

The former U.S. Under-23 defender has joined the second-tier Dutch side on loan from Cypriot club Apollon Limassol.

Former U.S. Under-23 defender Shane O'Neill has signed with NAC Breda on loan, the second-tier Dutch side announced Wednesday.

O'Neill, who turns 23 on Friday, joins NAC on loan from Cypriot club Apollon Limassol for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Colorado Rapids homegrown player was sold to Apollon in August 2015 after three years in MLS and spent the 2015-16 season fulfilling loan stints with Belgian side Royal Excel Mouscron and fourth-tier English club Cambridge United.

A regular for the U.S. at the U-20 and U-23 levels, O'Neill appeared in 52 league matches for the Rapids and earned call-ups to the senior national team for January camps in 2014 and 2015.