HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from LAFC on February 11, 2020. Signed contract extension through 2023, with an option for 2024, on August 10, 2020.
A large, mobile center back, Zimmerman was a major building block for LAFC's backline in their first two seasons. He joins Nashville hoping to build a foundation as NSC begins their MLS tenure.
INTERNATIONAL: The American has gained significant playing time for the United States Men’s National Team since debuting in 2017 as a starter in a 1-0 shutout victory against Jamaica National Team. He has since earned 12 caps, 11 as a starter.
COLLEGE: A star defender in his two seasons at Furman University, where he won All-Southern Conference first-team honors in both years and scored 11 goals and 5 assists.
NOTES: Brother Dawson was a punter at Clemson University; their father, David Zimmerman, was a Baptist minister for 21 years in Fort Worth, Texas...2-time Supporters' Shield winner (2016, 2019)...U.S. Open Cup champion (2016).