SANDY, Utah (June 8, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club in conjunction with the U.S. Federation announced today that defender Walker Zimmerman will join the U.S. Men’s National Team immediately and ahead of tomorrow’s friendly match against Costa Rica’s National Team. The 2021 Concacaf Nations League champion will face Costa Rica in a match scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and UniMás.
The 2020 Major League Soccer Defender of the Year and Best XI has earned 13 caps and recorded two goals with the USMNT. Most recently, Zimmerman has played the full 90 minutes in six of the last seven matches he has appeared with the U.S., posting six shutouts, three of them during the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Come Wednesday, Zimmerman will meet against Nashville SC teammate and Costa Rican international Randall Leal, who has been competing with the Ticos National Team since May 29 in the inaugural Concacaf Nations League.