Texans Abroad: January 19, 2012

"El Gringo" makes full return for Pachuca

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:  Since Fulham's loss to Manchester United in December, the Cottagers have gone 1-1-2 in EPL play and posted a 4-0 FA Cup win over Charlton. Aside from the goal Dempsey scored in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Deuce also bagged a hat trick in that FA Cup victory. Fulham's last match was a 3-1 loss to Blackburn, and the club will be looking to get back in the win column this Saturday against Newcastle United. Dempsey's club has dropped to 14th in the Premier League table with 23 points.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
21 21 6 4 79 49

 

Conor Doyle – McKinney, Texas
Club: Derby County (England – Championship)
Position: Forward
Born: October 13, 1991
Number: 14
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 189
Age: 20
Recent News:  Derby County has won five straight games since our last update, including a 1-0 FA Cup win over Crystal Palace. Unfortunately, Conor Doyle still hasn't seen any action for the club since coming off the bench against West Ham United in November. The Rams face Burnley this Saturday and sit in eighth place in the Championship table with 40 points.
 

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

 

Greg Garza – Grapevine, Texas
Club: Club Tijuana (Mexico – Primera Division)
Position: Defender
Born: August 16, 1991
Number: --
Height: 5’8’’
Weight: 155
Age: 20
Recent News:  Garza made his official debut for Club Tijuana in the first game of the 2012 Clausura, coming on as a substitute and playing 17 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Morelia. Garza did not see any time in Tijuana's next match; a 1-0 win over Monterrey. Xolos sit in sixth place in the Primera Division with four points and will play Chivas de Guadalajara this Saturday.
 

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

 

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 has returned to U.S. U-23 camp as the squad prepares for the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in March. Jeffrey took part in both of the U-23 team's scrimmages against the senior team this week; a 4-0 loss and a 1-1 draw. The U-23s will continue their preparations with a trip to Costa Rica for matches against Saprissa on Jan. 21 and Alajuelense on Jan. 24. Jeffrey still hasn't seen any club action this season. Mainz remains in 14th place in the Bundesliga table with 18 points.
 

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:  Jose Francisco Torres officialy returned for Pachuca in the first game of the 2012 Clausura against Santos Laguna. Torres played the full 90 in that scoreless draw and played the entire match again last week when Pachuca beat Puebla 3-1. Pachuca sits in fifth place in the Primera Division with four points and will face Cruz Azul this Saturday.
 

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

 

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: Vidal's Club Leon opened the 2012 Clausura with a 2-0 win over Correcaminos and followed that up with a 1-1 draw with Necaxa. Vidal hasn't seen any action through the first two games of the season. Leon sits in second place in the Liga de Ascenso with four points and will face Neza on Sunday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
0 0 0 0 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: Norwich City started the New Year with three straight wins, defeating Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion with identical 2-1 Premier League results and notching an FA Cup victory over Burnley. Zak Whitbread played the full 90 on the Canaries' backline in all three wins. Norwich City sits in ninth place in the EPL with 28 points as the club prepares to face Chelsea on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
9 9 0 0 1 0