Texans Abroad: February 27, 2013

Brek Shea makes debut for Stoke City

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 defeated Newcastle 2-1 and West Ham 3-2 in Premier League action. Spurs beat Lyon 2-1 in Europa League action before drawing Lyon in the second leg 1-1 to advance to the next round. Dempsey started against Newcastle and the first Lyon match, playing a full ninety minutes in both. He came off as a sub in the second match against Lyon and played 25 minutes and was unused against West Ham. Tottenham is third in the Premier League table with a record of 15-6-6 (51 points). Tottenham will play Arsenal on Saturday.  
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
25 20 8 6 73 44

 

 

Brek Shea – Bryan, Texas
Club: Stoke City FC (England – Premiership)
Position: Midfield
Born: February 28, 1990
Number: 22
Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 180
Age: 23
Recent News:  Stoke City defeated Fulham 1-0.  Brek Shea made his debut with Stoke playing 75 minutes as a substitute. Stoke is 10th in the Premier League with a record of 7-8-12 (33 points) and will play West Ham on Saturday.  
 

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

 

 

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 tied against Sheff Wed 2-2, Wolves 0-0, and to Bolton 1-1. Derby also lost to Hull City and Watford 2-1. Doyle was not on the active roster for the matches against Sheff Wed and Hull City. Against Wolves, Bolton and Watford he went unused. Derby County dropped to 12th place in the nPower Championship table with a record of 11-12-11. Derby County will face Crystal Palace on Friday.   

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 lost to América 1-2, and Jaguares 2-0 but defeated Atlante 2-0. Garza has yet to make an appearance for the club. Club Tijuana is fourth with a record of 5-1-1 with 16 points.    
 

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 Lost two in a row against Cartagines (3-2), Alajuelense (3-1) but tied Limon 2-2. Hernandez played a full 90 minutes against Cartagines and Limon. He also played 21 minutes against Alajuelense. Saprissa is 9th in Primera Division with a record of 2-3-3(9 points). The club will face Pérez Zeledón on Wednesday.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
4 4 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 Toluca 4-1, tied Santos 1-1 and beat Cruz Azul 2-1. Torres started in all three- playing 78, 73, and 28 minutes respectively.  Tigres is 6-0-2 and tied for first, but is currently number one due to goal differential. They will face Morelia on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
4 3 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 tied Vera Cruz 2-2, lost to Atlas 2-0 and Estudiantes Tecos 1-0, beat Cruz Azul Hidalgo 1-0 before drawing Atlas in a second match 0-0.  Vidal started and played a full 90 minutes against Vera Cruz. Cruz Azul Hidalgo, and Estudiantes Tecos but went unused against Atlas and played 16 minutes as a sub in the second Atlas match. Lobos BUAP are third in the Ascenso Mexico table with a record of 4-3-1 (13 points).
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
7 5 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 lost three straight games against Peterborough (2-1), Huddersfield (2-1), and Charlton (2-1) before tying Blackpool 0-0 and beating Blackburn 3-0.  Whitbread has not played since December 26 against Hull City.  Leicester City is fifth in the nPower Championship with a record of 17-10-6 (53 points) and will play Ipswhich on Saturday.
 

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