Nashville SC USMNT

Walker Zimmerman called in to Camp Is It Cake?

Humorous name for camp cupcake copyright 2023 club and country

From Nashville SC release:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Federation that Walker Zimmerman has been invited to the first U.S. Men’s National Team camp of the year in Los Angeles, Calif. from Jan. 20–29.  

The United States will take on Serbia at 9 p.m. CT on Jan. 25 at Banc of California Stadium. Three days later the Stars and Stripes will take on Colombia at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m. CT. 

Zimmerman proved to be at the forefront of the United States backline during the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar, appearing in all four matches for the USMNT with three starts, including a shutout performance against England in the Group Stage.  

The centerback has made 37 caps for the Stars and Stripes since making his debut on Feb. 4, 2017 and made 14 appearances for the States in 2022 alone. Zimmerman made 10 appearances in 2021, leading the United States to an 8W-1L-1D record, with six clean sheets and a 20-6 positive goal differential.    

At the club level, Zimmerman was elevated to Designated Player on April 29. Since then, the Nashville SC player featured in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, presented by Target, in Minnesota and tied a career-high with 30 appearances. 

Zimmerman will return to Nashville SC’s preseason training on Jan. 29, as the club prepares to kick off its fourth Major League Soccer season against New York City FC on Feb. 25. The 3:30 p.m. CT kickoff match will be broadcast live on FOX, Fox Deportes and the newly unveiled MLS Season Pass in partnership with Apple.  

Nashville SC release

Zimmerman will miss friendlies against New York Red Bulls (Saturday) and the US U-20s (next Tuesday), and in all likelihood the return to Nashville for the closed-door match against Louisville City FC.

In return, he’ll participate in USMNT camp as one of the elder statesmen, helping some of the less-experienced Internationals see the ropes of what it’s like to don the crest. I don’t think his starting position is at risk for either club or country.

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