Texans Abroad: February 2, 2012

Dempsey makes Premier League scoring history

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:  Dempsey made history against Newcastle United two weeks ago when he became the first American to score a hat trick in a Premier League match on January 21. All three of Dempsey's goals came in the second half of a 5-2 win for the Cottagers. Their next fixture was a 2-1 FA Cup loss to Everton and Americans Landon Donovan and Tim Howard. Fulham followed that up with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion in which Dempsey tallied his 10th EPL goal of the season in the 69th minute. Fulham have climbed to 13th in the Premier League table with 27 points. They'll play League-leading Manchester City this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
23 23 10 4 86 54

 

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 is winless in their last three matches, including a 2-0 loss to Stoke City that eliminated them from the FA Cup. Conor Doyle was an unused sub in that match, but the young forward still hasn't seen any action on the field for his club since November. Derby County has dropped to 12th in the Championship tabel with 41 points and will play Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
 

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:  Club Tijuana beat Chivas de Guadelajara 2-0 two weeks ago, but suffered their first loss of the season last weekend when they fell to Santos Laguna 3-1. Garza didn't see action in either of those games. Tijuana is now in fifth place in the 2012 Clausura table with seven points and will face Puebla this Sunday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
1 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 traveled with the U.S. U-23 team to Costa Rica as they continue to prepare for the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Jeffrey started in both matches the U-23s played in Costa Rica; a scoreless draw with Saprissa reserves and a 1-0 win over Alajuelense. Meanwhile, his German club has climbed to 12th place in the Bundesliga table with 21 points and is preparing to face FC Schalke this Saturday.
 

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 posted identical 1-1 draws over the last two weekends against Cruz Azul and Gallos Blancos, respectively. Jose Francisco Torres started and played the full 90 in both those matches, but has yet to score this season. Pachuca sits eighth in the 2012 Clausura table and will play Toluca this Sunday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
4 4 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 defeated Neza 4-3 last weekend and currently sit atop the Liga de Ascenso table. Vidal still hasn't seen any action for Leon in the 2012 Clausura. The club will face Lobos BUAP this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
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: 28
Recent News: Whitbread continues to be a constant in the Norwich City defense. The Canaries played Chelsea to a scoreless draw two weeks ago and defeated West Bromwich Albion in an FA Cup match last weekend before dropping a 3-0 loss to Sunderland last Wednesday. Norwich City has dropped to 11th place in the Premier League table with 29 points and will play Bolton this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
11 11 0 0 1 0