Texans Abroad: March 1, 2012

Deuce strikes again for USMNT

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:  After a week off, Fulham beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 last weekend. Dempsey played the full 90 in the match that moved Fulham up to 11th in the Premier League table with 33 points on the season. Although the Texan didn't score in that match, he did manage to tally the game-winning goal in a historic 1-0 win for the USMNT over Italy in Genoa on Wednesday. It was Dempsey's 25th goal in his US career and it was the country's first win over Italy in 10 tries. Fulham's next match will be against Wolverhampton this Sunday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
26 26 10 5 95 57

 

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's scoreless streak continued when they dropped a 4-0 result to Southampton two weeks ago, and stretched on as they lost to Leicester City 1-0 last Thursday. Doyle didn't see action in either of those matches. Derby County has dropped to 15th in the Championship table with 42 points and face Birmingham this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
5 1 0 0 4 3

 

Greg Garza – Grapevine, Texas
Club: Club Tijuana (Mexico – Primera Division)
Position: Defender
Born: August 16, 1991
Number: 24
Height: 5’8’’
Weight: 155
Age: 20
Recent News:  Garza spent the last two weeks in camp with the U.S. U-23s in Frisco. Despite seeing time in scrimmages, Garza didn't make the game day roster for the U.S. side's 2-0 win over Mexico. In Garza's absence, his Club Tijuana defeated Gallos Blancos 2-0 and tied Toluca 1-1. Tijuana are in eighth place in the 2012 Clausura table with 13 points and will face Estudiantes Tecos on Friday.
 

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

 

Jared Jeffrey – Dallas, Texas
Club: Mainz 05 U-23 (Germany – Bundesliga)
Position: Midfielder
Born: June 14, 1990
Number: 3
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 150
Age: 21
Recent News: Jeffrey also took part in the U.S. U-23 camp in Frisco and saw time in warm up scrimmages, but like Garza, Jeffrey didn't figure into the U-23s' game day roster. Mainz 05's U-23s lost to Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 and Sportfreunde Lotte 1-0 while Jeffrey was away. Mainz has dropped to 11th in the Bundesliga U-23 table with 26 points and will play SV Eintracht Trier this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
16 16 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 lost their first match of the season two weeks ago, dropping a 1-0 result to Club America. They followed that up with a 1-1 draw with Tigres UANL last weekend. Torres played every minute of both of those matches and remains the only Pachuca field player to have played every minute for the club so far in the 2012 Clausura. Los Tuzos have dropped to seventh in the table with 13 points and will face Atlas on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
8 8 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: 26
Recent News: Vidal's Club Leon remain undefeated in the Liga de Ascenso after beating Pumas Morelos 3-0 two weeks ago and Irapuato 2-1 last weekend. Leon remain in first place with 17 points through seven games. Vidal still hasn't seen any action for the club. They'll face La Piedad 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 missed Norwich City's 2-1 FA Cup loss to Leicester City with a knock, but returned and went the full 90 in their 2-1 loss to Manchester United last weekend. The Canaries sit in eighth in the Premier League table with 35 points and will face Stoke City on Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
13 13 0 0 1 0