Major League Soccer

Minnesota United add free-agent Oniel Fisher to roster

Lizzy Becherano
Oniel Fisher joins Minnesota United
Oniel Fisher joins Minnesota United / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

Minnesota United added free-agent defender Oniel Fisher to the roster through the 2022 MLS season with an option for 2023. 

The Jamaican international spent the 2021 campaign with the LA Galaxy after three seasons with D.C. United. The player also spent time with the Seattle Sounders, recording one goal and two assists in 78 MLS regular-season appearances. 

“We’re pleased to bring Oniel Fisher into the fold,” head coach Adrian Heath said in a statement. “He’s got plenty of MLS experience and the fact that he can play both left back and right back will be huge for us during the year, especially on the left side where we’re missing some depth.

"If we want to be successful and have the season we want, we’re going to need all of our players and I think he’s a good pick up for us. He’s athletic, a good guy. As an MLS veteran, he knows what’s coming, knows the competition of the league, the travel and how hot it’s going to be in Houston in the middle of May. We’re pleased we’ve got him and we think he’s going to contribute.”

Fisher originally joined Major League Soccer in 2015 during the SuperDraft, being chosen up by the Seattle Sounders as the second-round pick and 40th overall. 

Fisher has also featured 25 times for Jamaica, forming part of the World Cup qualifiers. 

Minnesota United return to action on February 26 when visiting the Philadelphia Union for their 2022 MLS season opener.