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Nashville SC's All-Star defender Walker Zimmerman was selected into the US Men's National Team for World Cup Qualifiers

Lenny Schumacher

NASHVILLE, TN - Nashville's very own All-Star is heading to the US Men's National Team. Nashville SC's defender Walker Zimmerman has been selected to represent the Stars and Stripes for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. In a one-week period, Zimmerman and team US will play in three international games.

To open the World Cup qualifiers trip, Zimmerman and team US will head to San Salvador to face El Salvador on Sept. 2. Then they will return to Nashville to play against fellow Nashville SC player, Alistair Johnston and the Canadian National Team on Sept. 5 in Nissan Stadium. The team will close out this month's qualifying period in a game against Honduras on Sept. 8.

The reigning MLS Defender of the Year has been a key figure in the USMNT defensive side, recently he played in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and he wore the captain armband for two matches, before an early exit due to injury. His first international call-up came on Jan. 6, 2017, and he started his first game for the USMNT against Jamaica on Feb. 3, 2017.

The 28-year-old defender just came fresh off the 2021 All-Star game, where he played for the MLS All-Star team and won against LIGA MX All-Star on Aug. 25 in Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles. It was Zimmerman's second trip to the All-Star, and first as a Nashville SC player. He earned the 2020 MLS Defender of the Year award in his first season playing in the Music City.

Watch Walker Zimmerman and Alistair Johnston in international action on Sept. 5 in our home Nissan Stadium. You can secure your game-day tickets by clicking right here.

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