One Nashville-based American will be donning the Red, White, and Blue for his country during the June international break: Walker Zimmerman is a late call to the United States Men’s National Team after the departure of Matt Miazga (who is getting married soon) from camp.
Zimmerman was not a member of the team for the Switzerland friendly to open the window, or the competitive games against Honduras and Mexico (you may have heard the Americans won the inaugural Concacaf Nations League), but he’s available for tomorrow’s match against Costa Rica in metro Salt Lake City.
Should he see the pitch, he may very well have the chance to face off with Nashville teammate Randall Leal, who plays on the wing for Costa Rica. The Ticos finished fourth in the Nations League after penalty-kick losses to Mexico and Honduras, but have traditionally been considered one of the top three or four teams in the confederation, in a cohort that includes Mexico and the US.
Zimmerman has 13 caps for his country, and has scored twice for the Americans. The 28-year old has just one appearance – a seven-minute cameo against Ecuador in a friendly last December – since joining the Boys in Gold.