Walker Dwain Zimmerman is a center-back for Nashville SC of Major League Soccer and the American national team. He was born and raised in the United States.
Walker Zimmerman is 29 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 19, 1993. He is of American nationality and follows Christianity.
Becky and David Zimmerman welcomed Zimmerman into the world on May 19, 1993 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. His older siblings are Carter and Dawson.
Zimmerman, a Lawrenceville, Georgia, native, played for the Furman Paladins for two seasons in college before agreeing to a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer. He was then chosen by FC Dallas as the 7th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
After initially having trouble getting playing time because of injuries, Zimmerman became a regular starter in 2016. He made 38 starts as FC Dallas won the Supporters’ Shield and the U.S. Open Cup to complete the hat trick. After being traded to Los Angeles FC, an expansion team, in December 2017, Zimmerman helped the team win the Supporters’ Shield in 2019.
He was also chosen for the MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star teams. In February 2020, Zimmerman was subsequently traded to Nashville SC, another expansion team.
In January 2017 against Jamaica, Zimmerman made his international debut for the United States. He was chosen for the team that placed second in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2019. He started all three of the group stage matches for the team that won the tournament in 2021 before suffering a hamstring injury and having to withdraw from the competition.
Zimmerman received his first call-up to the American national team on January 6, 2017, from coach Bruce Arena. On February 3, 2017, Zimmerman faced Jamaica in a preseason camp friendly and was given his first cap and start. He received the award for game player.
On May 28, 2018, in a match against Bolivia, he scored his first goal (a header). In the 82nd minute of a 2022 World Cup game against Wales, Zimmerman fouled Welsh forward Gareth Bale, resulting in a penalty. Bale’s conversion of the penalty tied the score. 1-1 is how the score read. ESPN called it “a clumsy and unnecessary challenge.” Walker Zimmerman has a net worth of $2 million from his career as a footballer.
Sally Zimmerman is the wife of Zimmerman. Together, they have one child.