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Texans Abroad: November 10, 2011

Texans Abroad is our new 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. Many of the other leagues around the world just recently started, and some players are still finding their niche with their clubs.

READ: FCDallas.com's previous edition of Texans Abroad

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 returns to action with the USMNT for the November friendlies against France and Slovenia starting on Friday. Fulham has won two out of three games, one of which was in the Euoropa League. The Cottagers took a 2-0 win at Wigan before losing to Tottenham last weekend. Fulham played well against the Spurs, but couldn’t capitalize on the scoring opportunities. Dempsey failed to connect on two scoring opportunities that were only stopped because of great plays by the Spurs defense. In Europa League action, Fulham hammered Wisla Krakow 4-1 and is one step closer to the knockout stage. Fulham will next play Sunderland after the November international fixture dates have passed.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
11 11 3 3 41 20

Conor Doyle – McKinney, Texas
Club: Derby County (England – Championship)
Position: Forward
Born: October 13, 1991
Number: 14
Height: 6’2’’
Weight: 189
Age: 19
Recent News: Conor Doyle has been called into the U.S. U-23 team camp in Germany this month. In Championship league play, Derby stopped a five game losing streak by scoring three first half goals in a 3-1 win over Portsmouth. Doyle came on in the 73rd minute for Derby to help secure the lead. Since that win, Derby has lost two games and Doyle has not seen the field.

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


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: Jeffrey will be joining fellow Texan Connor Doyle in the U-23 team camp in Germany. Jeffrey has not yet seen time on the field for his club team this year.

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: Torres has been out of action with a broken bone in his left foot suffered earlier this year, and missed the remainder of the Apertura regular season. Torres has a chance of returning for Pachuca in the playoffs, as his team will next face Pumas on Nov. 20.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
8 7 0 1 4 2


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: Marco Vidal has not played in Leon's (5-1-8) last four matches. Leon is ninth in their table and still have not lost a game at home this year. Leon’s last game of the year will come on Nov. 19 against Merida, who Leon beat 1-0 earlier in the season.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
9 7 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: 27
Recent News: Whitbread has not appeared in a match since his hamstring injury against Chelsea. Norwich City (3-4-4) sits in the middle of the table, in ninth place. After drawing against Liverpool, Norwich City tied 3-3 against second-to-last place Blackburn and lost 1-0 to Aston Villa. The Canaries next match is against Arsenal, who has been playing with more confidence of late.

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


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