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U.S. Soccer Federation Adds Nashville Soccer Club Defensive Duo Shaq Moore and Walker Zimmerman to Final 2022 FIFA World Cup™ Roster

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 9, 2022) – In conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Federation, Nashville Soccer Club announced today that Designated Player Walker Zimmerman and right back Shaq Moore have been named to the final United States Men’s National Team World Cup Roster ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.   

The 26-men roster who will represent the United States in the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar was unveiled at an exclusive event at Brooklyn Steel in New York City earlier this evening while being aired on ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN+. 

Zimmerman has solidified himself as a mainstay on the United States Men’s National Team backline. Since making his debut on Feb. 4, 2017, the centerback has made 33 caps for the USMNT Senior Team while serving as the captain six times.  

In this calendar year, Zimmerman has made 10 appearances for the U.S. MNT which is tied with Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and Antonee Robinson for the team lead in caps registered in 2022. He also made 10 appearances in 2021, leading the United States to an 8W-1L-1D record, with six clean sheets and a 20-6 positive goal differential.    

Zimmerman was crucial in the U.S. MNT’s 2022 FIFA World Cup™ qualification, captaining the States and appearing in 10 Qualifying matches. The club and country captain owned a 6W-2L-2D record, five clean sheets and a goal-differential of +10 in route to clinching a spot in Qatar 2022.   

At the club level, Zimmerman was elevated to Designated Player on April 29. Since then, the Nashville SC player featured in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, presented by Target, in Minnesota and tied a career-high with 30 appearances. 

Moore has earned 15 caps for the U.S. MNT following his debut on June 2, 2018, in a friendly against Ireland. The defender scored his first international goal on July 18, 2021 in the first minute of play against Canada in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, putting the U.S. MNT in first place going into the knockout stage of the competition.  

In the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, Moore appeared in all six matches including a 55-minute shift against Mexico that saw the United States defeat El Tri 1-0 in extra time to win the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. In his most recent international caps, Moore appeared in four matches at right back in the U.S. MNT’s 2022 FIFA World Cup™ qualification to Qatar.  

Moore joined Nashville SC this summer via a transfer and appeared in 11 matches for the Boys in Gold while registering three assists and solidifying the right side of the defense to an Audi MLS Cup Playoff clinching berth.  

The U.S. Men’s National Team will open World Cup group play against Wales on Nov. 21, face England on Friday, Nov. 25 and finish the Group Stage against Iran on Nov. 29. All three of the U.S. MNT’s group stage matches will kick off at 1 p.m. CT live on FOX and Telemundo.  

A full breakdown of the United States World Cup group play below:

United States World Cup Group Stage
United States World Cup Group Stage
Broadcast Info
Nov. 21
1 p.m. CT
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
FOX and Telemundo
Nov. 25
1 p.m. CT
Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar
FOX and Telemundo
Nov. 29
1 p.m. CT
Al Thumama, Doha, Qatar
FOX and Telemundo

Come cheer on Moore, Zimmerman and the U.S. Men’s National Team! Join us in the Lo Siento Goal Post Club for a watch party for the following 2022 FIFA World Cup™ matches: 

  • USA vs Wales | Monday, Nov. 21 | 12 p.m. CT 
  • USA vs England | Friday, Nov. 25 | 12 p.m. CT 

Entry is free of charge. You can RSVP for a standing-room-only spot or reserve a table for up to six people by pre-ordering a food package. Hot dogs and non-alcoholic drink passes will be available for purchase at the bar for standing-room guests. 

Click here to learn more details and reserve your spot by selecting the event date in which you would like to attend and then the option from the "Ticket Type" dropdown list.