Texans Abroad: February 8, 2013

Hernandez plays full 90 in debut match for Saprissa

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Photo Credit: 
Courtesy of Deportivo Saprissa

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 lost to Leeds 2-1, tied Norwich 1-1 but defeated West Brom 1-0. Dempsey started against Norwich and played seventy minutes. In FA Cup play Dempsey scored the Spurs’ lone goal versus Leeds in 90 minutes of play. He then played a full 90 minutes in the victory over West Brom. Tottenham is fourth in the Premier League table with a record of 13-6-6 (45 points). Tottenham will play Newcastle on Saturday. 
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
22 18 8 6 62 40

 

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 split their last two matches- falling to Blackburn 3-0 and defeating Huddersfield 3-0.  Doyle was unused in both games. Derby County climbed to 9th place in the nPower Championship table with a record of 11-10-8. Derby County will face Sheff Wed on 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 tied their match with Tigres 2-2. Garza still hasn’t made an appearance for the club. Club Tijuana is tied for first with a 3-0-1 record, but is currently ranked second due to goal differential. It will face Club América this Saturday.    
 

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

 

Moises Hernandez – Dallas, Texas
Club: Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica - Primera Division)
Position: Defender
Born: March 5, 1992
Number: 29
Height: 6’
Weight: 155
Age: 20
Recent News:  Saprissa came back to defeat Uruguay 2-1 on Sunday. Hernandez made his debut for Saprissa playing 90 minutes in the victory. Saprissa is second in Primera Division with a record of 2-1-1(7 points). The club will face Puntaneras on Sunday. 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
1 1 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 played nine minutes as a sub in the match against Club Tijuana. Tigres is 3-0-1 and tied for first, but is currently number one due to goal differential. They will face Toluca this Sunday.   
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
2 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 fell to Celaya 1-0 before defeating La Piedad 2-1. Vidal played 56 minutes against Celaya and 34 minutes in the victory over La Piedad. Lobos BUAP are third in the Ascenso Mexico table with a record of 3-3-0 (9 points).  
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
4 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 tied Huddersfield in FA Cup play 1-1 and defeated Wolves 2-1.  Whitbread has not played since December 26 against Hull City.  Leicester City is second in the nPower Championship with a record of 16-8-6 (53 points) and will play Peterborough on Saturday.
 

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