Detroit – Detroit City FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed defender Oniel Fisher to a one-year deal with a club option for the 2024 USL Championship season.
Fisher comes to Detroit with extensive experience at the national and international level. The 31-year-old most recently appeared in his major league football for Minnesota United FC, where he made 12 appearances in the regular season and the Audi MLS Cup playoffs in the 2022 season. Fisher has appeared in 89 MLS games since being selected in the second round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
Originally from Jamaica, Fisher spent three seasons with the Sounders. He made over 40 appearances for the club, including three postseason appearances, and was part of Seattle’s MLS Cup winning team in 2016. While in Seattle, he entered the Tacoma Defiance USL Championship on loan for 23 years. Appearing in the game, he recorded two assists in 1,857 minutes of action.
Fisher joined DC United in 2018 and made a career-high 24 appearances for the club that season. However, his campaign ended prematurely when he suffered a serious knee injury in a collision with teammate Bill Hamid in September. Fisher was sidelined for a total of 16 months after suffering an additional hamstring injury while his recovery process was underway.
He returned to DC in 2020, making 15 appearances before joining the LA Galaxy for the 2021 season and joining Minnesota United FC last year.
Fisher also made 25 appearances at senior level for the Jamaican men’s national team, making his debut in 2010. Fischer made seven appearances for the Reggae Boys in 2017 and two Conca Cafe Gold Cups in 2021. He also appeared in the Final – World Cup Qualifier five times.