Texans Abroad: October 5, 2012

Dempsey scores winner vs. Manchester United

Texans Abroad: 10/5

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Texans Abroad is our recurring series that aims to track some of the best Texas born footballers as they progress through their career with their clubs and the US Men’s National Team.

Clint Dempsey – Nacogdoches, Texas
Club: Tottenham Hotspur (England – Premiership)
Position: Forward/Midfield
Born: March 9, 1983
Number: 2
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 170
Age: 29
Recent News:  Clint Dempsey has started each of Tottenham Hotspur's last four matches matches; logging 87 minutes in a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers, 74 minutes in a 3-0 Capital One Cup win over Carlisle, 68 minutes in a game against Manchester United that saw Dempsey make his first goal a match-winner in a 3-2 victory, and 65 minutes in Thursday's 1-1 Europa league draw with Panathinaikos. Tottenham has climbed to fifth in the Premier League table with a record of 3-2-1 and will host Aston Villa this Sunday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
3 2 1 0 11 9

 

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:  Conor Doyle hasnt' seen any action in Derby County's last three matches; a 2-1 loss to Burnley, a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough. The Rams have slipped a spot to 13th in the nPower Championship table with a record of 3-3-3 with a home match against Brighton coming up Saturday.

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

 

Greg Garza – Grapevine, Texas
Club: Club Tijuana (Mexico – Liga MX)
Position: Defender
Born: August 16, 1991
Number: 24
Height: 5’8’’
Weight: 155
Age: 21
Recent News:  Club Tijuana has stretched its unbeaten run to nine games after tying Atlas 1-1, beating Gallos Blancos 1-0 and drawing Monterrey 1-1 in the last two weeks. Unfortunately for Garza, the young Texan hasn't seen any playing time in the club's last four matches. Tijuana is second in the Liga MX table with a record of 7-1-3 and will host first-place Toluca this Sunday.
 

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

 

Jose Francisco Torres – Longview, Texas
Club: Pachuca (Mexico – Liga MX)
Position: Midfielder
Born: October 19, 1987
Number: 18
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 135
Age: 24
Recent News:  In the past two weeks Pachuca has lost to San Luis 1-0, beaten Chivas de Guadalajara 1-0, and lost to Puebla 2-0. Jose Francisco Torres started in the losses to San Luis and Puebla and came off the bench in the win over Chivas. Pachuca is currently 12th in the Liga MX table with a record of 3-4-4 and hosts Leon FC this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
9 8 1 0 -- --

 

Marco Vidal – Dallas, Texas
Club: Lobos BUAP (Mexico – Liga De Ascenso)
Position: Midfielder
Born: February 21, 1986
Number: 12
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 150
Age: 26
Recent News: Lobos BUAP has played one match in the last two weeks, a 2-0 win over Altamira that saw Marco Vidal play the full 90 minutes. Lobos is third in the Liga De Ascenso table with a record of 5-3-1 as a home match against Leones Negros is on tap for Friday evening.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
8 7 0 0 -- --

 

Zak Whitbread – Houston, Texas
Club: Leicester City (England – Championship)
Position: Defender
Born: January 10, 1984
Number: 37
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 165
Age: 28
Recent News: Zak Whitbread was an unused sub in each of Leicester City's last three matches; a 3-1 win over Hull City, a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and a 2-0 win over Huddersfield. The Foxes have climbed to second in the nPower Championship table with a record of 4-3-0 as they prepare to take on Bristol City this Saturday.
 

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