Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman named to the MLS Best XI

Major League Soccer announced their Best XI on Friday morning, including Walker Zimmerman. Zimmerman had previously been named MLS 2020 Defender of the Year and his spot in the Best XI was all but guaranteed.

Best XI graphic courtesy MLS

From the league’s release:

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“The winner of the MLS Defender of the Year award for 2020, Zimmerman was the heart of the Nashville SC team which became one of seven expansion sides to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. Zimmerman scored the first goal in Nashville’s MLS history, and was the center of a stout defense that set the record for the lowest goals against average ever for a first-year MLS team (0.96 goals allowed per game). Zimmerman scored three goals on the year in winning the Defender of the Year award after finishing as runner-up last season while playing with the Los Angeles Football Club. This is Zimmerman’s second MLS Best XI selection (2019).”

Nashville SC and Walker Zimmerman will take on Inter Miami CF tonight in both clubs’ first-ever MLS Playoff Match. The match will kick off at 8 PM central at Nissan Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPN2.

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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