Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman called up to USMNT January Camp

Nashville SC and reigning MLS Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman has been called up to the US Men’s National Team for the January camp. 19 players will train in Phoenix, Arizona from January 7-21, competing for spots in the World Cup qualifying window at the end of the month.

Roster (Club/Country; Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson (New York City FC; 9/0), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire; 0/0), Matt Turner (New England Revolution; 13/0)

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DEFENDERS (6): George Bello (Atlanta United; 6/0), DeJuan Jones (New England Revolution; 0/0), Brooks Lennon (Atlanta United; 1/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 21/3), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United; 15/3), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC; 23/2)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 45/2), Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; 1/1), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montrêal; 6/1), Sebastian Lletget (New England Revolution; 33/8), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders; 30/0), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; 16/0)

FORWARDS (4): Paul Arriola (D.C. United; 42/8), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas; 5/2), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders; 40/10), Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew; 66/14)

All nineteen players are based in Major League Soccer, as has traditionally been the case for January camps in the past. This is the first call-up for New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long in over a year after rupturing his Achilles tendon in May 2021.

The USMNT will kick off their World Cup qualifying window on January 27 against El Salvador, followed by an away match against Canada and a home match against Honduras. Walker Zimmerman has started and played the full 90 for the USMNT’s last three matches, and made a total of 10 appearances in 2021.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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