IMAGE: Fisher Kelly Jamaica

Oniel Fisher and Dane Kelly called up to Jamaican National Team

United defender Oniel Fisher and forward Dane Kelly have been called up to the Jamaican Men’s National Team for their upcoming international friendly against Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Fisher and Kelly will be looking for their 15th and third caps, respectively. Kelly made his national team debut as a starter in an international friendly against Canada on Sept. 3, 2017, alongside Fisher. The pair shared the field again in an international friendly against South Korea that ended in a 2-2 draw on Jan. 30, 2018. Kelly scored his first goal and notched his first assist for Jamaica in the match.

Fisher made his debut for the Reggae Boyz when he came on as a substitute in the 3-1 win against Trinidad and Tobago on Aug. 10, 2010, in an international friendly. In 2017, Fisher started in four of Jamaica’s six games in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup including a 90 minute performance in the 2-1 loss to the U.S. Men’s National Team in the final.

As a member of the Black-and-Red, Fisher made his debut in the regular season opener on March 3 against Orlando City, playing the full 90 minutes. He has appeared in both of United’s two regular season matches this season. The Jamaican defender arrived in D.C. via a trade with the Seattle Sounders, where he made 27 appearances (18 starts) after being drafted in the second round (40th overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

Kelly signed with United via MLS’ Discovery Process and is the United Soccer League’s (USL) all-time goalscoring leader. He spent the 2017 USL season with Reno 1868 FC, where scored 18 goals on the way to becoming the league’s Most Valuable Player and Golden Boot winner that season. In total, Kelly recorded 56 goals and 14 assists in 138 total USL appearances. Prior to joining Reno 1868 FC, Kelly played for the Charleston Battery (2011-2015) and Swope Park Rangers (2016).