MLS Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman Becomes Soccer Resilience® Ambassador

Walker Zimmerman of the US National Team and Nashville SC joins Soccer Resilience® as the sports mindset agency’s first Ambassador.

Walker has played in over 160 games in Major League Soccer for FC Dallas, LAFC and Nashville SC and was named 2020 MLS Defender of the Year and the Best XI (was a 2019 MLS All-Star & Best XI as well). On the field, he’s a strong, consistent center back who has a knack for scoring goals, but it’s his character, heart and desire to inspire and help others that’s most impressive. As he does on all of his teams, Walker Zimmerman makes Soccer Resilience® so much better!

“Having a strong mindset is crucial for all players. It needs as much focus as the technical, tactical and physical components. I’m proud to represent and advance the aspirations of Soccer Resilience® to lift players, coaches and others. At the pro level, the margins between players can be so small that exercising your mentality can lead to a significant advantage.”

Walker Zimmerman:

Along with sharing his tips, experiences and stories about resilience on social media, Walker will speak with and mentor teams, clubs, and organizations. To book Walker or to hear more about how Soccer Resilience® can fuel your group, contact

“For our first ambassador, we hit a home run in Walker. He’s an elite player, and absolute stud on the field, and an even better man off the field. Walker’s core values, belief in servant leadership, and emphasis on mental fitness align with the growing ambition of Soccer Resilience® to train your brain to transform your game.” – Wells Thompson: Soccer Resilience® Founder, 9-year pro, MLS Cup Champion, Ultramarathoner

“We want to welcome Walker to the Soccer Resilience® Team! He has shown true grit on and off the field. We’re absolutely ecstatic that he wants to partner with us to continue to share his powerful perspectives and life journey!” – Jessica McDonald: Soccer Resilience® Founder, 2019 World Cup Champion, 3-Time NWSL Champion, Soccer Mom

OUR MISSION at Soccer Resilience® is to train the most underutilized competitive edge in sports, the mind; and in so doing, transform the mindset and elevate the wellbeing of athletes, coaches and others in the game. We inspire people and advise coaches and clubs on how to increase their players’ self-awareness, drive confidence, conquer setbacks and enhance performance.

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