Transaction: Nashville SC and defender Walker Zimmerman agree to contract extension through 2023.The club has the option to extend Zimmerman’s contract through the 2024 season. The agreement, which also features an extension option for the 2024 season, further solidifies the center back as a long-term piece of the club’s future in Major League Soccer. A native of Lawrenceville, GA, Zimmerman has made 165 appearances since joining FC Dallas in 2013, winning Supporter Shields with FC Dallas and LAFC, as well as earning 12 caps with the US National team. In his MLS career, Zimmerman has made 142 regular season appearances, 165 across all competitions, anchoring defenses to 42 shutouts and leading two separate clubs to MLS Supporter Shield trophies, in 2016 with FC Dallas and in 2019 with LAFC. Automatically renews each month. Please enter your email address. From club release: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 10, 2020) –Nashville Soccer Club announced today that the club has come to terms on a contract extension with U.S. Men’s National Team International Walker Zimmerman through 2023. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. WALKER ZIMMERMAN. Given that he contributed 12 MLS goals during those seven years (in addition to the one he’s scored with Nashville SC), it does indeed appear that the hype is justified. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! A proud partner of the Heimerdinger Foundation. His leadership and playing qualities will be a rock of a foundation as we build the team out into 2021 and beyond.”. In his MLS career, Zimmerman has made 142 regular season appearances, 165 across all competitions, anchoring defenses to 42 shutouts and leading two separate clubs to MLS Supporter Shield trophies, in 2016 with FC Dallas and in 2019 with LAFC. Transaction:  Nashville SC and defender Walker Zimmerman agree to contract extension through 2023. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Despite playing on the backline, Zimmerman has been a prolific goal contributor with 15 tallies and five assists. US men’s national team center back Walker Zimmerman is now under contract with Nashville SC through 2023 after signing an extension, the club announced Monday. Now, that end date is … We witnessed that firsthand at our inaugural game in February. “I couldn’t be more excited to represent Nashville SC, on and off the pitch, for the next few years,” commented Zimmerman. Try it free for 7 days. “Nashville has shown that it embraces their sports teams with an unrivaled passion. LAFC will receive an additional $150,000 in GAM in both 2020 and 2021, if Walker meets certain performance-based metrics. Nashville will square off against FC Dallas in a two-match series in Frisco, Texas as part of the league's continuation of regular season play plan. The defender immediately made his impact felt in Music City by scoring the first club's goal in MLS history in front of a state record-breaking crowd for a soccer match of 59,069 on Feb. 29 against Atlanta United FC. A … Only Minnesota United’s Ike Opara has scored more from set pieces since Zimmerman joined the league. NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC and center-back Walker Zimmerman have agreed to a contract extension. Access all premium content on the site. Nashville will be using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to sign Zimmerman. My hope is to bring trophies to the city, and our fans, for years to come. The first match will take place Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 PM central. The club has the option to extend Zimmerman's contract through the 2024 season. ( Log Out /  Heimerdinger Foundation: Monthly All-Access Pass, All-Access Pass: Become a Broadway Pro today for just $9.99/month, Zoomed N: A Local Perspective On FC Dallas, Martel Mailbag – Disappointment and Embarrassment. ( Log Out /  His leadership and playing qualities will be a rock of a foundation as we build the team out into 2021 and beyond.”. Walker Zimmerman contract and salary cap details, contract breakdowns, dead money, and news. While he’s hasn’t mentioned it specifically since arriving in Nashville, most young Americans dream of one day playing overseas to compete at the highest level. He is an important piece of our club’s present and future, and we wanted to commit ourselves to him to demonstrate that.”, Gary Smith, Nashville SC Head Coach, added: “I’m very happy to have Walker committed to our club for the next few years. We witnessed that firsthand at our inaugural game in February. The remainder of the schedule will be announced by early September. Let’s ride, Smashville!”. Nashville SC acquired Zimmerman from the Los Angeles Football Club on Feb. 11, 2020 in a record-breaking deal right before the club's inaugural MLS season. Fellow defender Dan Lovitz and midfielder Dax McCarty are the only other US-capped members of the team – though several others have US Youth International caps or are senior internationals for their home countries. It does look as though teams have a dropoff when Zimmerman departs (and in the case of Dallas, the team defensive performance improved progressively the more time he got as he developed into an every-match pro). Follow Nashville SC in their return to play by visiting www.NashvilleSC.com and the club's social channels on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. My hope is to bring trophies to the city, and our fans, for years to come. Walker Zimmerman's salary for the season (2020) is reported $0.6 million from Nashville SC. Transaction:  Nashville SC and defender Walker Zimmerman agree to contract extension through 2023. You will receive mail with link to set new password. Nashville will take on Zimmerman’s former club FC Dallas in a two match series this week. Zimmerman, 27, was signed from LAFC ahead of the 2020 season for a league-record $1.25 million in allocation money. We witnessed that firsthand at our inaugural game in February. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'oursportscentral_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',153,'0','0'])); "I couldn't be more excited to represent Nashville SC, on and off the pitch, for the next few years," commented Zimmerman. The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff. At the international level, the American continues to gain significant playing time for the U.S. Men's National Team with 12 caps (11 as a starter) since debuting in 2017 in a 1-0 victory against Jamaica. "Nashville has shown that it embraces their sports teams with an unrivaled passion. Zimmerman’s quality within MLS is tougher to quantify, given the nature of the centerback position. Nashville SC certainly believed that to be the case when trading $950 in total General Allocation Money and a 2020 international roster spot for him. With a contract that was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2022 season (Zimmerman signed a four-year deal with MLS prior to the 2019 season with LAFC), Walker Zimmerman’s time with Nashville SC had an end date in sight. Today, he extended his time in Nashville SC through 2023 with an option for the following season. LAFC will receive an additional $150,000 in GAM in both 2020 and 2021, if Walker meets certain performance-based metrics. The club announced Monday that they have come to terms with the defender through 2023 using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Position: DefenderHeight: 6-3Weight: 196Birthdate: May 19, 1993Age: 27Hometown: Lawrenceville, GANationality: United StatesLast club: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC)How Acquired: Acquired from LAFC in exchanged for $600,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money (GAM), $350,000 in 2021 GAM and a 2020 international roster spot on Feb. 11, 2020.