Texans Abroad: January 25, 2013

Dempsey scores stoppage time winner against Manchester United

Texans Abroad is our recurring series that aims to track some of the best Texas born footballers as they progress through their careers with their clubs and the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Clint Dempsey – Nacogdoches, Texas
Club: Tottenham Hotspur (England – Premiership)
Position: Forward/Midfield
Born: March 9, 1983
Number: 2
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 170
Age: 29
Recent News:  Tottenham  Hotspur’s four game winning streak ended with a 0-0 draw to QPR  and 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Clint Dempsey came in as a sub against QPR and played a total of 22 minutes. Against United, Dempsey played a full 90 minutes and scored Tottenham’s lone goal in the draw. Tottenham is fourth in the Premier League table with a record of 12-6-5 (41 points). Tottenham will play Leeds on Sunday as part of the FA Cup and their next Premier League match will come on Wednesday at Norwich. 
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
19 14 7 6 55 37

 

Conor Doyle – McKinney, Texas
Club: Derby County (England – Championship)
Position: Forward
Born: October 13, 1991
Number: 14
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 189
Age: 21
Recent News:  Derby County saw a two-game win streak end with a 2-1 loss to Brighton followed by a 1-1 draw to Nottingham Forest. Doyle went unused against Brighton and did not make the roster against Nottingham Forest. Derby County fell to 13th in the nPower Championship table with a record of 10-10-8 and will close out January against Blackburn this Saturday. 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
3 1 0 0 0 0

 

Greg Garza – Grapevine, Texas
Club: Club Tijuana (Mexico – Liga MX)
Position: Defender
Born: August 16, 1991
Number: 24
Height: 5’8’’
Weight: 155
Age: 21
Recent News:  Club Tijuana extended their win streak to three games, with victories over León (1-0) and Pumas (2-1) . Garza has yet to play this season. Club Tijuana is tied for first with a 3-0-0 record, but is currently ranked third due to goal differential. It will face Pachuca this Saturday.  
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
0 0 0 0 -- --

 

Jose Francisco Torres – Longview, Texas
Club: Tigres UANL (Mexico – Liga MX)
Position: Midfielder
Born: October 19, 1987
Number: 18
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 135
Age: 25
Recent News:  Tigres defeated Atlante 3-1 and Atlas 1-0 to remain perfect. Torres found the field against Atlas and played 20 minutes as a sub. Tigres is 3-0-0 and tied for first with a 3-0-0 record, but is currently ranked third due to goal differential. They will face Gallos Blancos  this Saturday.  
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
1 0 0 0 -- --

 

Marco Vidal – Dallas, Texas
Club: Lobos BUAP (Mexico – Ascenso MX)
Position: Midfielder
Born: February 21, 1986
Number: 12
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 150
Age: 26
Recent News: Lobos BUAP had a two game skid, with 1-0 losses to Correcaminos UAT and Cruz Azul. However the Lobos stopped the bleeding with a decisive 3-0 win over Dorados. Vidal played 23 minutes against Correcaminos and 21 minutes in the victory over Dorados. He started against Cruz Azul and played 90 minutes. The Lobos BUAP are fourth in the Ascenso Mexico table with a record of 2-2-0 (6 points). 
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
3 2 0 0 -- --

 

Zak Whitbread – Houston, Texas
Club: Leicester City (England – Championship)
Position: Defender
Born: January 10, 1984
Number: 37
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 165
Age: 28
Recent News: Leicester City defeated Bristol City 4-0 and Middlesbrough 1-0 . Whitbread has not played since December 26 against Hull City.  Leicester City is second in the nPower Championship with a record of 15-8-5 (50 points) and will play Huddersfield in the FA Cup on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
15 14 1 0 0 0