Texans Abroad: 1/11
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Texans Abroad: January 11, 2013

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: 29
Recent News:  Tottenham  Hotspur bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Everton in early December, closing out the month  with 5-1-1 record in December. The Spurs edged out Swansea 1-0 and tied Stoke 0-0 before picking up steam and rolling over Aston Villa 4-0. Tottenham ended December on a positive note defeating Sunderland 2-1. The Spurs carried that momentum into January -- defeating Reading 3-1 and Coventry 3-0 to extend their winning streak to four.  Dempsey started and played 69 minutes in the Spurs victory over Swansea, but a groin injury left him sidelined for the next two matches. He was eased back into the line-up, playing 16 minutes against Sunderland and against Reading.  Against Reading, he scored one of the Spurs’ three goals. Dempsey returned to the starting line-up against Coventry and responded with a 90 minute two-goal performance. Tottenham is third in the Premier League table with a record of 12-6-3 (39 points) and a match against QPR on the road this Saturday.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
17 13 6 6 49 31


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 finished with a record of 2-3-1 in December. They beat Bristol City 2-0 but fell to Hull City 1-2 and Burnley 2-0 before tying Charlton 1-1. Despite a rough December the Rams have started January strong, beating Middlesbrough 3-1 and rolling over Tranmere 5-0. Doyle made it back onto the field against Tranmere. He played a little under 12 minutes. Derby County remains 10th in the nPower Championship table with a record of 10-9-7 and will face Brighton on the road this Saturday. 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
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 opened the 2013 Clausura with a 2-1 win over Puebla last Sunday. Garza did not play in the match. Club Tijuana is tied for first with a 1-0-0 record, but is currently ranked third due to goal differential. It will square off with León this Saturday. 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
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:  The Tigres defeated the Jaguares 3-0 last Saturday. Torres did not appear in the game. The Tigres are 1-0-0 and in first place. They will face Atlante this Sunday. 

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


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 started the 2013 Ascenso MX season with a 1-0 win over Necaxa. Vidal started against Necaxa and played 90 minutes. The Lobos BUAP face Correcaminos UAT on Friday night. 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
1 1 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: In its last four games in December Leicester City went 1-2-1, falling to Millwall 1-0 and Cardiff 1-0 before forcing a draw with Hull City and defeating Burnley 1-0. Leicester City has won its first two games in January, defeating Huddersfield 6-1. Whitbread played 90 minutes in Leicester City’s matches against Millwall, Cardiff, and Hull City. Whitbread did not play against Burnley, Huddersfield. In FA Cup play, Leicester defeated Burton Alboin 2-0, but Whitbread did not see action. Leicester City is 5th in the nPower Championship with a record of 13-8-5 (44 points) and a match with Middlesbrough Friday, January 18.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
15 14 1 0 0 0