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 and he's the foundation of Nashville's impressive defense, finishing the 2020 season as the 2020 MLS Defender of the Year. Zimmerman anchored a Nashville backline that had a goals against average of 0.96 goals per game, the best of any expansion club in league history.
INTERNATIONAL: The center back has gained significant playing time for the US men's national team since debuting in 2017 as a starter in a 1-0 shutout victory against Jamaica. He has since earned 13 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). ... MLS Defender of the Year (2020) ... MLS Best XI (2020)