Texans Abroad: December 7, 2011

Dempsey tallies goal in Fulham's win over Liverpool

Texans Abroad is our 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.

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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 has played four games since the 3-1 loss against Tottenham and came away with a win, a loss, and two draws. The loss against FC Twente in Europa League play means that Fulham can be through to the round of 32 with a win against Odense. The win against Liverpool saw Clint Dempsey score the lone goal in the 1-0 match. The back and forth game saw the woodwork hit by both teams before Dempsey finished a rebound in the 85th minute. The goal broke the record for goals scored by an American in the EPL set by Brian McBride. Dempsey now has 37 goals since joining Fulham in 2006. The win moved Fulham into 13th place with 15 points. The Cottagers next play Bolton in EPL action on Saturday..
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
14 14 4 3 52 35

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: After being called into the U.S. U-23 National Team camp last month, Doyle was used as a substitute against West Ham in Championship League play. Derby County fell 3-1 to West Ham and followed that up with a loss to Brighton and a draw against Crystal Palace. Doyle did not see time in those games. Derby County next plays Bristol City on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
4 1 0 0 4 3

 

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: Jared Jeffrey returned to Mainz after the U.S. U-23 camp last month, and still has not seen time with his club's first team. Mainz currently sits in 14th with 15 points. Mainz’s next game is Saturday against Hamburg SV.
 

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: Pachuca had to win at Pumas to stay in the playoffs, but they were overmatched and fell 3-0. There was hope that Torres could return and help lift Pachuca to the needed win, but the Texan was unable to play. Torres could be ready for the USMNT friendlies in January against Panama and Venezuela.
 

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: Club Leon fell 6-5 on aggregate to La Piedad in the semi-finals of the Liga de Ascenso playoffs. Marco Vidal did not see time in any playoff matches this year.
 

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: Zak Whitbread was available as a sub for the first time since his early season injury in Norwich City’s 5-1 loss at the hands of first place Manchester City. The loss followed a 2-1 win over recently promoted QPR. Norwich sits in 11th place with 16 points in the Premier League. The Canaries next play Newcastle on Saturday.
 

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