Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman selected to 2021 MLS All-Star game

Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman was selected to the 2021 MLS All-Star game on Wednesday, the club and Major League Soccer announced. The center back is the first player in club history to be named an All-Star, and will play in the second MLS All-Star game of his career.

Zimmerman, 28, has appeared in 10 matches in 2021, five of which have resulted in 10 clean sheet, and was named the MLS Defender of the Year for the 2020 season. Zimmerman most recently played with the U.S. Men’s National Team in the Gold Cup, where he captained the side for the final two matches of the group stage before withdrawing due to a hamstring injury.

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The MLS All-Star Game will be played on August 25 at Los Angeles’s Banc of California Stadium, where they’ll take on a team of Liga MX All-Stars. 13 of the MLS players were selected by fan, media and player voting, 13 were selected by All-Star and LAFC head coach Bob Bradley, and two were selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

2021 MLS All-Star Game roster

Last NameFirst NameClubPositionAll-Star Game No.
AraujoJulianLA GalaxyRB2
AtuestaEduardLos Angeles Football ClubDM20
BouGustavoNew England RevolutionW7
BuchananTajonNew England RevolutionW18
CowellCadeSan Jose EarthquakesFW44
GallesePedroOrlando City SCGK1
GilCarlesNew England RevolutionAM22
Gomez AndradeYeimarSeattle Sounders FCCB28
HernandezJavier ‘Chicharito’LA GalaxyFW14
KreilachDamirReal Salt LakeCM8
MurilloJesusLos Angeles Football ClubCB94
Nani Orlando City SCW17
Nouhou Seattle Sounders FCLB5
PauloJoãoSeattle Sounders FCDM6
PepiRicardoFC DallasFW24
ReynosoEmanuelMinnesota United FCAM33
RobinsonMilesAtlanta UnitedCB12
RoldanAlexSeattle Sounders FCRB13
RoldanCristianSeattle Sounders FCCM23
RossiDiegoLos Angeles Football ClubW21
RuidíazRaúlSeattle Sounders FCFW9
SalloiDanielSporting Kansas CityW19
SandsJamesNew York City FCCB16
TurnerMattNew England RevolutionGK30
VelaCarlosLos Angeles Football ClubW10
WagnerKaiPhiladelphia UnionLB27
ZelarayanLucasColumbus CrewAM11
ZimmermanWalkerNashville SCCB25
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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