JLab is proud to support soccer players as they compete in soccer's biggest global event in Qatar. Catch JLab Brand Ambassadors Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman as they join Team USA and compete in the world's biggest soccer stage (and recently advanced to the knockout stage of competition).
Follow their journey: Walker Zimmerman (Instagram) | Aaron Long (Instagram)
JLab first signed Walker in 2019, as he was becoming a leader for the newly formed LAFC and had moved to the LA area with his wife Sally. We had a great time shooting photos with him in Santa Monica (see below) that year, back when he wore his hair a little more clean-cut. Walker has been great to work with over the last three years - even as he transferred to Nashville SC and continued building popularity and becoming a mainstay on the USMNT. Cheers on an exciting 2022 to team Zimmerman: Walker, his wife Sally and son Tucker (who stole the show at MLS All-Star this year).
Walker Zimmerman Career highlights:
- 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
- 27 Starts in 2022 with 4 Goals and 1 Assist
- 2020 and 2021 MLS Defender of the Year
- 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 MLS Best XI
- 2019, 2021, and 2022 MLS All-Star
- Captained the USMNT Five Times
- 2013 MLS SuperDraft First Round Pick (Dallas FC)
Another defender for the USMNT, Aaron Long has been a JLab partner since 2021. Born in Oak Hills, California, Long played four seasons of college soccer for the UC Riverside Highlanders before being drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers with the 36th overall pick. He joined the New York Red Bulls as a starting center-back in 2017. In 2018, Long had a career breakout season, earning a spot as an MLS All-Star, winning MLS Defender of the Year Award, and helping the Red Bulls win the Supporters' Shield. We caught up with Aaron in New York a month ago to talk about his pre-match rituals.
View Aaron Long’s Pre-Match Rituals, brought to you by JLab:
Aaron Long 2022 Season highlights:
- Set career high in goals
- Started 28 of 29 matches he has appeared in
- Logged 2,370 minutes played and four goals
- Captained his first game for the NY Red Bulls on Feb. 26 against San Jose Earthquakes
- Made 10th career MLS Cup Playoffs appearance against FC Cincinnati on October 15
- Played in all five Open Cup matches this season
- Made his return to the United States National Team on March 24 against Mexico
Aaron Long Career highlights:
- MLS Defender of the Year (2018)
- 1st in New York Red Bulls history
- 2x MLS All-Star (2018 + 2022)
- MLS Best XI (2018)
- Concacaf Gold Cup Best XI (2019)
- 139 MLS appearances
- 15 Concacaf Champions League appearances
- 29 U.S. Men's National Team appearances
Catch JLab Brand Ambassadors Aaron Long and Walker Zimmerman as they make the trek to Qatar to join Team USA.
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Zimmerman especially has been a focus of media leading up to the global competition. Here's some of our favorite articles:
- Walker Zimmerman Being a Taylor Swift Fan
- Ted Lasso Message to Walker Zimmerman
- Walker Zimmerman being a Leader for World Cup 2022
- Walker Zimmerman being a great Teammate
- Walker Zimmerman ready to test himself ‘against anyone’ at 2022 World Cup
- Walker Zimmerman Made Himself Into a USMNT Mainstay
- Walker Zimmerman Letter to My Younger Self