HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired via trade from FC Dallas on Dec. 10, 2017. Re-signed to a four-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money on Jan. 15, 2019.
A large, mobile center back, Zimmerman was a major building block for LAFC's backline in 2018. He earned 26 starts and scored four goals and will be back for more after signing a four-year deal in January.
INTERNATIONAL: Zimmerman has six caps with the senior team, scoring twice. Zimmerman also served as the U-18 captain at the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and was named the 2010 U.S. U-18 Team MVP at the Tel Aviv, Israel Tournament.
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. Walker has a cat named Domino and a rabbit named Duper.