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LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman called up to USMNT training camp

Camp will prepare for upcoming Nations League games.

MLS: Toronto FC at Los Angeles FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Football Club defender Walker Zimmerman has been called up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for a training camp from Nov. 2-9 in Bradenton, Fla.

The camp will serve as preparation ahead of the USMNT’s Concacaf Nations League games against Canada in Orlando on Nov. 15 and against Cuba in the Cayman Islands on Nov. 19. The 20 players called up for the training camp could be on the roster for those Nations League games, but aren’t guaranteed a spot, as the camp is only for players whose teams are not in action at present.

Zimmerman’s season ended on Tuesday when LAFC were knocked out of the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs at the hands of the Seattle Sounders. That game was Zimmerman’s first start in the playoffs, after coming off the bench in the previous game, as he had been hurt in the regular-season finale, suffering a concussion after a nasty fall. Zimmerman had a mistake on the Sounders’ final goal. That was a disappointing end to his best season as a professional, which included a selection to the MLS Best XI.

We’ll see if Zimmerman remains with the USMNT for the Nations League games in November, and which additional LAFC players get call-ups for November.

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