Walker Called Up - 1920

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Federation the addition of reigning Major League Soccer Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman to the United States Men’s National Team roster for the upcoming international window.    

The United States will travel to Europe for two friendlies that will serve as the final two matches before the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar.    

The Stars and Stripes will take on Japan on Friday, Sept. 23 at Düsseldorf Arena, in Düsseldorf, Germany with kickoff slated for 7:25 a.m. CT. Fans can catch the action on ESPN 2, ESPN +, UniMás and TUDN. The States will wrap up the international window on Tuesday, Sept. 27 vs. Saudi Arabia at Estadio Nueva Condomina in Murcia, Spain. That match will kick off at 1 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1, UniMás, TUDN.

September Window Schedule
September Window Schedule
Broadcast Info
Sept. 23
7:25 a.m. CT
Düsseldorf, Germany
ESPN2, ESPN+, UniMás and TUDN
Saudi Arabia
Sept. 27
1 p.m. CT
Murcia, Spain
FS1, TUDN, UniMás

Zimmerman has been a mainstay for the United States Men’s National Team since making his debut on Feb. 4, 2017, registering 31 caps. In 2021, the defender led the Stars and Stripes to an 8W-1L-1D record, 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.  

In this calendar year, Zimmerman has appeared in seven matches for the United States, anchoring the backline to a 5W-1L-2D record and six clean sheets.   

At the club level, Zimmerman was elevated to a Designated Player status after signing a contract extension on April 29, keeping the defender in Music City through the 2025 MLS season. The defender featured in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, presented by Target, in Minnesota and has appeared in 28 matches, the most he’s ever played for Nashville in a season, with his 26 starts tied for a career high.  

Nashville SC, currently riding a five-match unbeaten streak, will look to extend its run of form at 8 p.m. CT on Saturday in a road contest against Austin FC. Nashville’s first-ever trip to Austin, Texas will be broadcast live on MyTV30 and the Nashville SC stream starting at 7:30 p.m. CT.