FC Dallas have made a good start to the season and this is especially due to the form of a couple of players. Manager Schellas Hyndman has said that defender Walker Zimmerman has been one of them. The rookie centre back has been playing for Dallas only since the start of the season. He has found himself on the scoresheet twice already in the last two matches. His goals and defending have been key towards Dallas making their way close to the top of the table. The team is just three points behind Real Salt Lake in their end of the conference table.
However, Zimmerman has also made mistakes since the start of the season. His high-profile one came in the 4-3 defeat at the hands of Portland Timbers. He made a very poor back pass that led to the winner, but overall Hyndman is happy with his player. Hyndman has said that there are several great qualities to the 20-year-old, who was made the top pick for FC Dallas in the recent MLS Super Draft. Zimmerman scored a goal against Philadelphia union, which may seem like a normal header, but it is a difficult technique to execute according to according to the manager.
He is expecting more from his talent in the rest of the season.
“He’s scored two goals in a very short period of time. He came in injured [after the draft]. He’s a good athlete. He’s a great person. He works extremely hard. I think he’s a great complement to FC Dallas and I think we’re getting a lot out of him. We still haven’t seen his best. That goal that he scored against Philadelphia, that was not an easy header because he was going in one direction and had to pull his body back to get on the ball,” Hyndman said.