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Hoops Home and Abroad: Walker Zimmerman gets USMNT call-up

Walker joins Weston McKennie, and Keaton Parks, on the USMNT roster.

MLS: Seattle Sounders at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer’s coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Walker Zimmerman joins some friendly faces in USMNT camp, Ramiro gets passed up, and Brandon Servania goes on loan.


Europe

Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston is training with the USMNT, in preparation for the upcoming Bolivia friendly:

Next Match: USMNT vs. Bolivia, Monday, May 28, 5:30pm

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga): Keaton is training with the USMNT, in preparation for the upcoming Bolivia friendly:

Next Match: USMNT vs. Bolivia, Monday, May 28, 5:30pm

Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Everton/Premier League): Ramiro and his fans were anticipating a call-up for the Argentina World Cup squad. The official squad was announced on Monday:

Needless to say, Ramiro’s fans have not taken it well, and have taken to social media, to voice their displeasure.........or sadness:

Mexico - Season Concluded

Central America - Season Concluded

South America

Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal suited up on Sunday, as LDU Quito traveled to El Nacional. With both teams tied 1-1 at the half, Anibal came on to start the second half. Quito would allow a late PK, and lost 2-1.

The loss sees LDU Quito remain 1st place in the Primera A Table.

Next Match: LDU Quito vs. Delfin, Monday, May 28, 7:15pm

Major League Soccer

Chris Seitz (FCD - Houston Dynamo): Chris continues to ride the pine for Houston, and saw no playing time Saturday, in Houston’s 3-2 win at Chicago.

The win sees Houston climb to 6th place in the Western Conference.

Walker Zimmerman(FCD) & Lee Nguyen (DFW - Los Angeles FC): Walker started Saturday, at the Portland Timbers. Walker had a very good match, as he tallied one tackle, four interceptions, two clearances, two blocked shots, committed one foul (yellow card), had one shot on goal, won seven aerials, and had 90.2% passing. Well, he mostly had a good match, as Walker was partially culpable, in allowing what would be Portland’s match winning goal:

Lee Nguyen suited up Saturday against Portland, and came on in the 68th minute, with the teams tied at 1-1. Lee had his best showing yet for LAFC, but played mostly a linking role in the attack, as he finished with 93.8% passing. Still, it was not enough, and LAFC would go on to lose 2-1.

The loss keeps LAFC 2nd place in the Western Conference.

Walker has started eight matches for the Western Conference 2nd place team, and has looked at the top of his game. On Monday, Walker received some much welcomed news:

On Tuesday night, Los Angeles FC hosted Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund for a friendly match. Walker was off training with the USMNT, but Lee suited up. Lee would come on in the second half, and he would have a big part in the lone LAFC goal:

LAFC and Borussia Dortmund would play to a thrilling 1-1 draw, in front of 22,000 fans.

Next Match: Los Angeles FC vs. DC United, Saturday, May 26, 9:00pm

Brek Shea (DFW - Vancouver Whitecaps): Brek got the start on Saturday, as Vancouver travelled to FC Dallas. Brek played 68 minutes before being subbed out, and Vancouver would leave Frisco with a 2-2 draw.

The draw sees Vancouver drop to 5th place in the Western Conference.

Next Match: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. New England Revolution, Saturday, May 26, 4:30pm

Richard Sanchez (AP/FCD - Chicago Fire): Richard started Saturday, in Chicago’s 2-3 loss against the visiting Houston Dynamo. Richard managed only 2 saves in the match, and got a yellow card in the 83rd minute.

The loss sees the Fire drop to 8th place in the Eastern Conference.

USL

Conor Presley (DFW - San Antonio FC): Conor did not feature for San Antonio this week. As he continues to recover from injury.

Walker Hume (FCD - Orange County SC): No match scheduled this week

Aaron Guillen (AP/FCD - North Carolina FC): Aaron suited up, but did not play in a 4-1 loss at FC Cincinnati.

Aaron got the start Tuesday night, in US Open Cup action against the Ocean City Nor’easters. North Carolina FC would have a rough time early, but would score a flurry of goals late, to earn a convincing 4-1 win. The win sees NCFC advance to the 4th round of the USOC.

Adonijah Reid ( Loan - Ottawa Fury) - Adonijah reid started at Left Forward in the 4-3-3 formation, Saturday at the Charleston Battery. Reid and the rest of the Ottawa attack would struggle, but the team still managed to leave with a 0-0 draw.

Jesus Ferreira & Brandon Servania (Loan - Tulsa Roughnecks) - The news came in late Saturday:

Brandon would actually be in the starting line-up that night, at San Antonio FC. Jesus would not see any time, but Brandon would play the entire match.

Brandon was rock solid in his first USL start, and while he was not a playmaker for Tulsa, he was a calming presence that Tulsa has lacked all season long. Let’s be clear here, Tulsa are one of the worst teams in the USL, and their midfield getting overrun week in and week out, has been one of their biggest problems. We saw none of those issues Saturday, as Servania had 4 tackles, 1 shot attempt, 1 key pass, and 82.9% passing. Tulsa would leave San Antonio with a big 1-1 draw.