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Colorado Rapids: A Quiet Thursday Leads To A Busy Friday

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Some moves were announced on Friday afternoon, and boy the twitter firestorm has erupted.

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The Colorado Rapids announced a couple of personnel moves on Friday afternoon and both have caused the requisite reaction that comes with these kinds of moves:

Shane O'Neill Transfered:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Colorado Rapids have announced the transfer of defender Shane O’Neill to Apollon Limassol of Cyprus <a href="http://t.co/IAG0bSLUUj">http://t.co/IAG0bSLUUj</a></p>&mdash; Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColoradoRapids/status/629720328160288768">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Sean St. Ledger Signed:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Colorado Rapids acquire Irish international Sean St. Ledger <a href="http://t.co/FQttqgyeUk">http://t.co/FQttqgyeUk</a></p>&mdash; Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColoradoRapids/status/629723540665827328">August 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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OK, so there you have it.  Discuss.

But seriously, these moves were met by shock by Rapids supporters.  Essentially you are sending one of your youngest and brightest players to Europe for a player who has an interesting past in Major League Soccer.   Is this a good move?  Well that depends on a few things:

1) The Fee for Shane:  If you get a good return on a player, you take it.

2) Shane to Europe:  If Shane wanted to go Europe, and he has represented the club well, you make this move.

3) St. Ledger: I have no idea if St Ledger is better than Shane, but he can't be any worse then James Riley or some of the other options in back.  So, maybe this is not the worse thing in the world.

Time will tell with all of this, but I imagine the Fan Forum will be fun on Tuesday.