Walker Zimmerman

Walker Zimmerman
Walker Zimmerman
Walker Zimmerman
Defender
25
Real Name: Walker Zimmerman
HT: 6' 3" WT: 196
Age: 25 (05/19/1993)
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, GA
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA

ACQUIRED 

  • Traded from FC Dallas on December 10, 2017, in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money and $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. LAFC also sent the #1 Allocation Ranking to Dallas and received the #10 spot.  

CAREER MILESTONES 

  • First-team All-Southern Conference: 2011,2012 
  • Southern Conference and Freshman of the Year: 2011 

PROFESSIONAL 

2017 (FC Dallas):  

  • Appeared in 22 matches, starting 18.  

  • Suffered knee injury in May after starting 10 of FC Dallas’ first 12 league matches.  

  • Returned on July 4 vs. DC United.  

  • Tallied one goal and one assist.  

2016 (FC Dallas):  

  • Started 30 matches. 

  • Started three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches. 

  • Started one CONCACAF Champions League match. 

  • Finished the season with four goals, three of them game winning (May 11 against Portland, July 4 against Orland City SC and Oct. 1 against LA Galaxy).  

  • FCD won all four matches he scored in and finished the season 15-7-8 in matches he started.  

  • Recorded 2,700 minutes played, a season high for the club.  

Postseason: 

  • Started both MLS Cup Playoff matches against Seattle.  

2015 (FC Dallas):  

  • Appeared in 20 matches, starting 10, for a total of 1,084 minutes played.  

Postseason: 

  • Appeared in two matches, starting one, for a total of 126 minutes played.   

2014 (FC Dallas):  

  • Appeared in 10 matches, starting nine, for a total of 770 minutes played.  

Postseason: 

  • Appeared in two matches, starting one, for a total of 95 minutes played.   

2013 (FC Dallas):  

  • Was selected by FC Dallas in the first round (seventh overall), of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 17. 

  • Made seven appearances for the first team, tallying two goals.  

  • Made MLS debut on May 11 vs. DC United as a 90th minute sub.  

  • Earned first MLS start on May 25 vs. San Jose, helping Dallas to a 1-0 win over the Earthquakes.  

  • Scored first MLS goal as a second-half substitute on June 22 vs. Sporting Kansas City. 

INTERNATIONAL 

  • Captained U.S. Under-18 National Team at the 2011 Milk Cup.  

  • Named U.S. U-18 Team MVP at Tel Aviv, Israel Tournament.  

  • Capped by the senior U.S. Men’s National Team in a 1-0 win against Jamaica in a friendly played at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Feb. 3, 2017.  

  • Was called to the 2018 January senior U.S. Men’s National Team Camp, becoming the first player in LAFC history to do so. 

COLLEGE (Furman University):  

2012 (Sophomore):  

  • Started all 17 matches. Ranked second on the team in scoring with six goals and three assists. 

  • Named All-Southern Conference First-Team. 

2011 (Freshman):  

  • Scored five goals and added two assists.  

  • First-team All-Southern Conference 

  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.   

PERSONAL 

  • Brother Dawson was a punter at Clemson University.  

  • Father, David Zimmerman, was a Baptist minister for 21 years in Fort Worth, Texas and currently serves as a mentor with Church Resource Ministries.  

  • Mother’s name is Becky Zimmerman.  

  • Has two siblings (Dawson and Carter).  

  • Married wife Sally, in December 2016. 

  • Loves smoothies. 

  • Favorite superhero character is The Joker, specifically Heath Ledger's performance in "The Dark Knight." 

  • Favorite movie is "A Knights Tale." 

  • Follow Walker on Twitter and Instagram @thewalkerzim. 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018Los Angeles FC262642321124821040
2017FC Dallas22181160219320000
2016FC Dallas3030427000281138140
2015FC Dallas201001084010210010
2014FC Dallas10907700223000
2013FC Dallas7424110432000
Career Totals-115971188882772994190
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