- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 05/19/1993
- Pro Team: Nashville FC
- Height: 6'3"
- Caps: 33
- Goals: 3
Walker Zimmerman got his start in MLS as a member of the FC Dallas defense. Emerging as a key player in the Dallas setup, Zimmerman was a high profile acquisition for the expansion LAFC in 2018. Already receiving National Team attention, Zimmerman became a regular as part of the 2019 Gold Cup squad. By the 2022 World Cup qualifying cycle, he was a lock at center back for USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter. Moving to Nashville in a surprise trade prior to the 2020 season, he won the MLS Defender of the Year award that season and again in 2021. A three-time All-Star and MLS Best XI honoree, Zimmerman became a Designated Player in 2022.
2022: Started in the World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan 27. Started against Honduras on Feb 2 and scored. Started against Mexico on Mar 24, Panama on Mar 27, and Costa Rica on Mar 30. Started against Morocco on Jun 1 and Uruguay on Jun 5. Subbed on against Grenada on Jun 10. Started against Japan on Sep 23 and Saudi Arabia on Sep 27.
2021: Subbed on against Costa Rica on Jun 9. Started against Haiti in the Gold Cup on July 11 and against Martinique on the 15. Started against Canada on Jul 18. Started against Jamaica on Oct 7. Started against Panama on Oct 10 and subbed on against Costa Rica on Oct 13. Started against Mexico on Nov 12. Started against Jamaica on Nov 16 and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec 18.
2020: Started against Costa Rica on Feb 1. Subbed on against El Salvador on Dec 9.
2019: Scored against Panama on Jan 27. Part of the Gold Cup squad. Started the group stage games against Guyana on Jun 18 and Trinidad and Tobago on Jun 22. Started against Curacao in the quarterfinals on Jun 30. Started against Mexico on Sep 6.
2018: Scored against Bolivia on May 28.
2017: Debuted for the USMNT in January camp.
2021: Second consecutive MLS Defender of the Year award with Nashville, finishing 3rd in the East and exiting the playoffs in the semifinals. Named to the MLS Best XI.
2020: Traded to Nashville on Feb 11, finishing 7th in the East and advancing in the playoffs. Named Defender of the Year.
2019: Won the Supporters’ Shield with LAFC, exiting the playoffs in the Western Conference final.
2018: Moved to LAFC making 26 appearances and scoring four goals.
2017: Played in 22 games scoring a goal.
2016: Won the Supporters’ Shield with Dallas making 30 appearances and scoring four goals.
2015: 20 games with Dallas.
2014: Played in 10 games wth FC Dallas.
2013: Picked 7th by FC Dallas in the SuperDraft, playing in seven games and scoring twice in his rookie season.
Youth and College: Played for local club in Gwinnett, Georgia before winning All Conference honors in Furman in 2011. Played for Furman in 2012.