Shane O’Neill, left, fires a shot during Rapids practice earlier this summer as coach Oscar Pareja looks on.
Shane O'Neill, left, fires a shot during Rapids practice earlier this summer as coach Oscar Pareja looks on. (James Dewhirst/Colorado Rapids)

Former Fairview soccer star Shane O'Neill played in his first Major League Soccer game for the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night in a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

O'Neill, who graduated from Fairview High in May, signed with the Rapids just a few weeks later. He played for the club in an exhibition game against Swansea City earlier this summer. But Wednesday marked his first MLS contest.

O'Neill, a central midfielder, entered the game in the 86th minute for Jeff Larentowicz.

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