Zimmerman was selected by FC Dallas in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 17, 2013.
2013: Made seven appearances for the first team, tallying two goals… Made MLS debut on May 11 versus DC United as a 90th minute sub… Earned first MLS start on May 25 versus San Jose, helping Dallas to a 1-0 win over the Earthquakes… Scored first MLS goal as a second-half substitute on June 22 versus Sporting Kansas City.
All-Southern Conference first-team in both years at Furman University... Enrolled at Furman in January 2011... Scored five goals and added two assists as a freshman in 2011… Was named first-team All-Southern Conference and Freshman of the Year. Started all 17 matches as a sophomore in 2012… Ranked second on the team in scoring with six goals and three assists.
Captained U.S. Under-18 National Team at the 2011 Milk Cup... Named U.S. U-18 Team MVP at Tel Aviv, Israel Tournament... Was in mix with U.S. Under-20 National Team (with FC Dallas teammate Jonathan Top) for 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships before suffering a groin injury.
Brother Dawson was a punter at Clemson University... Father, David Zimmerman, was a Baptist minister for 21 years in Fort Worth, Texas and currently serves as a mentor with Church Resource Ministries… Mother’s name is Becky Zimmerman… Has two siblings (Dawson and Carter)… Has a cat named Domino and a rabbit named Duper… Is interested in anything sports-related or ping-pong, video games and Netflix… Would still be in school deciding what he wants to do with his life if he wasn’t a professional soccer player… Favorite movie is Gladiator, TV show is Breaking Bad and book is Crazy Love by Francis Chan.