Fisher with Seattle Sounders in 2016
|Full name||Oniel David Fisher|
|Date of birth||22 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Portmore, Jamaica|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|2013–2014||New Mexico Lobos||39||(3)|
|2013–2014||New York Red Bulls U-23|
|2015–2017||Seattle Sounders FC||27||(0)|
|2015–2016||→ Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan)||23||(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.
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. 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. He made his MLS debut the following week in a goalless draw away to FC Dallas.
Fisher was traded to D.C. United ahead of the 2018 season. 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. 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. Fisher missed the entire 2019 season due to his injury.
|Club||Season||League||Playoffs||U.S. Open Cup||Champions League||Total|
|Seattle Sounders FC 2|
|Sounders FC 2 total||23||0||2||0||0||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||23||0||2|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|Sounders FC total||27||0||1||5||0||0||4||0||0||2||0||0||38||0||1|
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.
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- "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.
- "Sounders FC and FC Dallas play to a scoreless stalemate". SoundersFC.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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- "Goal: Fisher scores his first in the Black-and-Red | D.C. United".
- "DC United re-sign veteran defender Oniel Fisher | MLSsoccer.com".
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- "DC United acquire outside back Oniel Fisher from Seattle Sounders | MLSsoccer.com".
- Oniel Fisher at Major League Soccer
- Oniel Fisher at National-Football-Teams.com
- Oniel Fisher at Soccerway
- New Mexico Lobos bio