NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Federation that Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore have been called in by the United States Men’s National Team to participate in its fitness workouts from Oct. 25-Nov. 5 in Dallas for MLS-based players who are in contention for the World Cup roster and no longer in league competition.
The U.S. Soccer Federation will host an exclusive roster reveal event at Brooklyn Steel in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to announce the 26-player roster that will represent the United States in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Zimmerman has solidified himself as a mainstay on the U.S. Men’s National Team, earning 33 caps since making his debut on Feb. 4, 2017, and serving as captain six times. The centerback is tied with Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and Antonee Robinson for the team lead with 10 caps in 2022.
Zimmerman made 10 appearances for the Stars and Stripes in 2021, leading the United States to an 8W-1L-1D record, with six clean sheets and a 20-6 positive goal differential. Zimmerman has led the United States to a 5W-2L-3D record in matches he’s appeared in, in 2022.
At the club level, Zimmerman was elevated to a Designated Player status on April 29. This season Zimmerman featured in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, presented by Target, in Minnesota and appeared in 30 matches for Nashville SC, tying a career-high for appearances in a season.
Moore has earned 15 caps for the United States Men’s National Team following his debut on June 2, 2018, in a friendly against Ireland. Moore was a key player in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s quest to win the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, including a 55-minute shift in the 1-0 victory over Mexico in extra time. Most recently, the right back appeared in four qualifying matches to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™.
Moore joined Nashville SC this summer via a transfer and appeared in 11 matches for the Boys in Gold solidifying the right side of the defense to an Audi MLS Cup Playoff clinching berth.