Texans Abroad: March 22, 2013

Garza makes season debut for Club Tijuana

Texans: 3/22

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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 careers with their clubs and the U.S. 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: 30
Recent News:  Tottenham Hotspur defeated Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday. In UEFA Europa play, Spurs defeated Inter Milan 3-0, but lost the second leg 4-1. The Spurs also lost to Liverpool 3-2 and Fulham 1-0. Dempsey went unused against Arsenal, Liverpool  and both matches against Inter Milan. Dempsey came in as a sub against Fulham and played 45 minutes. Tottenham is fourth in the Premier League table with a record of 16-8-6 (54 points). Tottenham will play Swansea on Saturday.  
 

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26

20

8

6

73

44

 

 

Brek Shea – Bryan, Texas
Club: Stoke City FC (England – Premiership)
Position: Midfield
Born: February 28, 1990
Number: 22
Height: 6’3’’
Weight: 180
Age: 23
Recent News:  Stoke City fell to West Ham 1-0 and Newcastle 2-1. However, Stoke managed to tie Albion 0-0. Brek Shea came on as a substitute and played  29 minutes against West Ham. Shea went unused against New Castle and Albion. Stoke is 11th in the Premier League with a record of 7-10-13 (34 points) and will play Everton on Saturday.
 

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2

0

0

0

1

0

 

 

Conor Doyle – McKinney, Texas
Club: Derby County (England – Championship)
Position: Forward
Born: October 13, 1991
Number: 14
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 189
Age: 21
Recent News:  Derby County lost to Crystal Palace 1-0,  tied Cardiff 1-1 and lost to Birmingham 3-1. Derby finally turned it around with a 2-1 win over Leicester.  Doyle went unused in all matches. Derby County dropped to 13th place in the nPower Championship table with a record of 12-14-12. They'll face Bristol City on Friday.
 

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3

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 lost to Atlas 1-0, Gallos Blancos 1-0 and tied Monterrey 2-2 . Garza finally saw action against Gallos Blancos - starting and playing a full 90 minutes. He also played 71 minutes against Monterrey as a starter.  Club Tijuana is seventh with a record of 5-4-2 and 17 points on the season.    
 

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2

2

0

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Moises Hernandez – Dallas, Texas
Club: Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica - Primera Division)
Position: Defender
Born: March 5, 1992
Number: 29
Height: 6’
Weight: 155
Age: 20
Recent News:  Saprissa defeated Pérez Zeledón 2-1 and Carmelita 1-0. Sapprissa later tied San Carlos 1-1 before defeating Belen Siglo XXI 3-0 and Herediano 2-1.  Hernandez played one minute against Pérez Zeledón and went unused against Carmelita, San Carlos, and Belen Siglo XXI. Hernandez played a full 90 minutes in the victory over Herediano. Saprissa is 2nd in Costa Rica's Primera Division with a record of 6-3-4 (22 points). The club will face Santos de Guápiles on Sunday.
 

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6

5

0

0

0

0

 

Jose Francisco Torres – Longview, Texas
Club: Tigres UANL (Mexico – Liga MX)
Position: Midfielder
Born: October 19, 1987
Number: 18
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 135
Age: 25
Recent News:  Tigres tied Morelia and Chivas1-1, but defeated San Luis 2-1. Torres played 72 minutes as a starter against Morelia and 81 against San Luis and Chivas.  Tigres is 7-0-4 (25 points) and are first in the Liga MX table. They will face Puebla next Sunday.
 

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6

0

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Marco Vidal – Dallas, Texas
Club: Lobos BUAP (Mexico – Ascenso MX)
Position: Midfielder
Born: February 21, 1986
Number: 12
Height: 5’7’’
Weight: 150
Age: 26
Recent News: Lobos BUAP fell to  Estudiantes Tecos 1-0 and Irapuato 4-0 before defeating Altamira 2-0 and drawing Irapuato 1-1.  Vidal started and played a full 90 minutes against Estudiantes Tecos, Altamira and Universidad Guadalajara but went unused against Irapuato. Lobos BUAP are fourth in the Ascenso Mexico table with a record of 6-3-1 (19 points).
 

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8

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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: Leicester City lost to Ipswich and Sheffield Wednesday 1-0,  but tied Leeds United and Cardiff City 1-1. Leicester also lost to Derby County 2-1.  Whitbread has not played since December 26 against Hull City.  Leicester City is sixth in the nPower Championship with a record of 17-13-8 (59 points) and will play Millwall on Friday.
 

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15

14

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