Oniel Fisher

Oniel David Fisher (born 22 November 1991) is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays as a defender or midfielder for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Oniel Fisher
Fisher with Seattle Sounders in 2016
Personal information
Full name Oniel David Fisher[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-22) 22 November 1991
Place of birth Portmore, Jamaica
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 91
Youth career
2009–2011 St. George's
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 TJC Apaches 20 (6)
2013–2014 New Mexico Lobos 39 (3)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Jersey Express 1 (0)
2013–2014 New York Red Bulls U-23
2015–2017 Seattle Sounders FC 27 (0)
2015–2016Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan) 23 (0)
2018– D.C. United 24 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Jamaica U20 5 (0)
2010– Jamaica 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 April 2019


Youth, College and Amateur

Fisher spent his youth career with St. George's SC in Jamaica before moving to the U.S. to play college soccer at Tyler Junior College. In his two seasons with the Apaches, he made a total of 20 appearances and tallied six goals and three assists.

In 2013, Fisher transferred to the University of New Mexico, making him Lobo Soccer's first-ever Jamaican student-athlete. In his two seasons with the Lobos, he made a total of 29 appearances and tallied four goals and three assists and helped lead them to the College Cup semifinals in 2013.

Fisher also played in the Premier Development League for Jersey Express and in the National Premier Soccer League for New York Red Bulls U-23.[2]

Seattle Sounders

On 15 January 2015, Fisher was selected in the second round (40th overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC and signed a professional contract with the club two months later.[3][4] On 21 March, he made his professional debut for USL affiliate club Seattle Sounders FC 2 in a 4–2 victory over defending USL champion Sacramento Republic FC.[5] He made his MLS debut the following week in a goalless draw away to FC Dallas.[6]

D.C. United

Fisher was traded to D.C. United ahead of the 2018 season.[7] On 15 August 2018, he scored his first goal for the team in the 47th minute in the 4–1 victory against the Portland Timbers.[8] Fisher sustained a knee injury during a game against Montreal Impact on September 29, 2018, was out for the rest of the season and is not expected to return to the field until November 3, 2019. On 30 January 2019, D.C. United re-signed Fisher after having his option declined after the 2018 season.[9] Fisher missed the entire 2019 season due to his injury.


On 11 August 2010, Fisher made his international debut for Jamaica in a 3–1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago.[10] He also played for the under-20 national team in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Career statistics

Club Season League Playoffs U.S. Open Cup Champions League Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Seattle Sounders FC 2
2015 1101000------1101
2016 1201---------1201
Sounders FC 2 total 2302000------2302
Seattle Sounders FC
2015 12002001002001700
2016 6013003000001201
2017 900000000000900
Sounders FC total 27015004002003801
Career total 50035004002006103

Stats accurate as of 19 March 2017


Fisher holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[11]



Seattle Sounders


  1. "Jamaica's 40 player provisional list to Copa Centenario". Jamaica Football Federation. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  2. "2012 Jersey Express stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. "Oniel Fisher Selected by Seattle in MLS SuperDraft". GoLobos.com. New Mexico Athletics. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. "Sounders FC signs 2015 MLS SuperDraft selections Fisher and Lyon". SoundersFC.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  5. "Match Recap: Sounders FC 2 earns 4-2 win over Sacramento in inaugural match". SoundersFC.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  6. "Sounders FC and FC Dallas play to a scoreless stalemate". SoundersFC.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  7. "United acquire Jamaican National Team player Oniel Fisher | D.C. United".
  8. "Goal: Fisher scores his first in the Black-and-Red | D.C. United".
  9. "DC United re-sign veteran defender Oniel Fisher | MLSsoccer.com".
  10. "Trinidad and Tobago vs Jamaica - Friendly - Caribbean Football".
  11. "DC United acquire outside back Oniel Fisher from Seattle Sounders | MLSsoccer.com".

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