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Walker Zimmerman getting a needed fresh start with U.S. team and LAFC

CARSON, Calif. -- There are moments when change isn't just good. Sometimes it's an imperative.

That was the situation Walker Zimmerman was facing after a difficult 2017. The year started out well enough. He was called into a U.S. national team camp for the first time, and made his first international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. That looked like the ideal platform to shine for FC Dallas, whom he helped lead to a Supporters' Shield/U.S. Open Cup double the previous season.

In the end,...

MLS trade window: LAFC acquires Walker Zimmerman from Dallas

FC Dallas sent U.S. international defender Walker Zimmerman to expansion club Los Angeles FC in exchange for the top spot in the MLS allocation ranking and $500,000 in allocation money on Sunday, during the league's half-day trade window..

Zimmerman, 24, appeared in 52 games for Dallas over the past two seasons, scoring five goals. He was Dallas' leader in minutes on the 2016 team that won the Supporters' Shield.

His play earned him a call-up to the U.S. national team in...

 By Arch Bell

U.S. Hot List: Matt Miazga in form, Clint Dempsey hits scoring drought

With the U.S. looking thin in central defense, the time's right for Matt Miazga to step in.

Chances are running out to make an impression on United States head coach Bruce Arena before the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the Oct. 6 must-win vs. Panama in Orlando, Florida. Here is a list of the those who starred and those who did not over the weekend.

Heating up:

Matt Miazga, DF, Vitesse (Eredivisie)

Why he's here: Miazga was excellent for Vitesse in a 2-1 win over Dutch giants Ajax, earning Eredivisie Team of the Week honors.

What this means: It's...


Walker Zimmerman out 4-6 weeks, handing FC Dallas defensive dilemma

FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman will to miss the next four to six weeks with a knee strain, the MLS club announced on Tuesday.

Zimmerman strained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in the first half of Sunday's draw with the Houston Dynamo, and the injury was confirmed following an MRI on Monday.

The 24-year-old has started 10 of FC Dallas' 12 games so far this season, and the injury leaves Dallas missing its top two center-backs with Matt Hedges away on United States national...