Zimmerman was selected by FC Dallas in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 17, 2013.
2016: Started in 30 MLS games, three US Open Cup games, one CONCACAF Champions League game and both MLS Cup Playoff matches against Seattle… Finished the season with four goals assisted by Mauro Diaz, three of them were game winning (May 11 against Portland, July 4 against Orland City SC and Oct. 1 against LA Galaxy)… FCD won in all four games he scored and finished the season 15-7-8 in games he started… On Oct. 1, Zimmerman scored the only goal in the 1-0 win against LA in the 39th minute after he headed a pass from Diaz inside the far post… He recorded 2,700 minutes played, a season high for the club.
2014: Injured at the beginning of the season, the 21-year-old center back made his first start against Red Bull New York on May 4… Made the top 18 for eight games before suffering another injury on June 7… Returned to the lineup in a 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy on Oct. 12… Finished the season on a nine-game run in the top 18… Started and went 90 minutes in Dallas’ 2-1 win in MLS Cup playoffs over Vancouver on Oct. 29.
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… Capped by the full U.S. Men’s National Team in a 1-0 win against Jamaica in a friendly played at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Feb. 3, 2017.
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.