Texans Abroad: October 27, 2011

Dempsey registers assist in match against Everton

Texans Abroad is our new bi-weekly series that aims to track some of the best Texas born footballers as they progress through their career with their club and the US Men’s National Team. Many of the other leagues around the world just recently started, and some players are still finding their niche with their clubs.

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Clint Dempsey – Nacogdoches, Texas
Club:
Fulham (England – Premiership)
Position: Forward/Midfield
Born: March 9, 1983
Number: 23
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 170
Age: 28

Recent News: Fulham (1-4-4) have lost their last two EPL matches against Stoke City and Everton with a Europa League loss against Wisla Krakow sandwiched in between. Fulham is currently sitting in 17th place in the table, just one point ahead of the first relegation team, Bolton. Dempsey registered an assist against USMNT teammate Tim Howard in their league match against Everton. Dempsey is one of five Cottagers to register a goal this year and is getting his shots on goal just over 60 percent of the time. Fulham's next EPL match will come against Wigan Athletic, who sit in 19th, on October 29.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
9 9 2 3 29 18

Conor Doyle – McKinney, Texas
Club:
Derby County (England – Championship)
Position: Forward
Born: October 13, 1991
Number: 14
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 189
Age: 19

Recent News: Conor Doyle came off the bench in the 70th minute of a 2-2 tie against Reading. Derby (6-4-3) sit in a three way tie for fifth place in the Championship league with Leeds United and Hull City. Doyle is still trying to establish himself as a regular substitute. Derby next plays Portsmouth on October 29.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
2 0 0 0 1 1

Jared Jeffrey – Dallas, Texas
Club:
Mainz 05 (Germany – Bundesliga)
Position: Midfielder
Born: June 14, 1990
Number: 3
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 150
Age: 21

Recent News: Jeffrey has not appeared in any matches for Mainz 05 (2-5-3) yet this season. Their next match will be against Bremen on October 29.

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

Jose Francisco Torres – Longview, Texas
Club:
Pachuca (Mexico – Primera Division)
Position: Midfielder
Born: October 19, 1987
Number: 18
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 135
Age: 23

Recent News: Torres is expected to be out several months after breaking a bone in his left foot recently, and will miss the remainder of the Apertura. Torres had been a regular for Pachuca (6-5-4) this year, and was called up to the US Men’s National Team three times by new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Pachuca is currently tied for sixth in the Apertura and will next face Monterrey on October 29.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
8 7 0 1 4 2

Marco Vidal – Dallas, Texas
Club:
Club Leon (Mexico – Liga De Ascenso)
Position: Midfielder
Born: February 21, 1986
Number: 12
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 150
Age: 25

Recent News: Marco Vidal has not played in Leon's (4-1-7) last two matches against Celaya and Cruz Azul Hidalgo. Leon is ninth in their table and still have not lost a game at home this year. Leon next plays Altamira on October 28.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
9 7 0 0 -- --

Zak Whitbread – Houston, Texas
Club:
Norwich City (England – Premiership)
Position: Defender
Born: January 10, 1984
Number: 37
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 165
Age: 27

Recent News: Whitbread has not appeared in a match since his hamstring injury against Chelsea. Norwich City (3-3-3) sits in the middle of the table, in eight place, with a 1-1 draw against a formidable Liverpool side last weekend. The Canaries next match is against last place Blackburn on October 29.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
2 2 0 0 1 0

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