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 figures to be a major building block for LAFC's backline. He provided FCD with important minutes along the back line since joining the club as a member of the 2013 Generation adidas class, Zimmerman etched his name in club lore in the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs when he coolly netted the series-winning penalty kick in the PK shootout that decided Dallas' Western Conference semifinal clash with the Seattle Sounders.
INTERNATIONAL: Zimmerman has four caps with the senior team, tallying his lone goal during the USMNT’s 3-0 win over Bolivia on May 29, 2018. 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.