Per Steve Goff, D.C. United are close to a trade to acquire fullback Oniel Fisher from the Seattle Sounders, likely for a small amount of allocation money. Fisher has started 18 games over three seasons with the Sounders, and has played in almost double that in time with Seattle Sounders 2. He is a natural right back, but played his first season for Seattle on the left due to depth issues.
Although born and raised in Jamaica, Fisher has a green card and so would not count as an international. With the team needing two or three additional fullbacks, this looks like a depth move and not necessarily a move to challenge incumbents Taylor Kemp or Nick DeLeon (though, he will have every opportunity to do so in the preseason).
United also have fullbacks Sheanon Williams, Chris Odoi-Atsem, and former US youth international John Requejo Jr. in camp. There is also the possibility of a rumored fullback from Latin America that D.C. United is targeting, but we will have to wait and see if United can consummate that deal.
Deal is done. 50K general allocation money. Fisher will arrive at dcu camp tonight.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 6, 2018