Texans Abroad: 11/23

Texans Abroad: November 23, 2011

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.

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: Clint Dempsey started for the USMNT against France and Slovenia during the November friendly window. The U.S. could not maintain a sustained attack against a tough France squad and were held scoreless in the 1-0 loss. Dempsey was unable to be himself as France focused on shutting him down. Against Slovenia, however, Dempsey was the playmaker he is known to be and scored on a header off a corner kick. Fulham was also back in action last weekend, earning a point in a scoreless draw against Sunderland. The Cottagers sit in 16th place in the table, two points away from relegation.

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
11 11 3 3 44 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 was called in to the U.S. U-23 camp in Germany during the November friendly window. Doyle saw game action as a sub in a 0-0 draw against Azerbajian. Derby County lost 2-0 to Hull City on Saturday and Doyle did not dress for the game.

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: Jared Jeffrey joined fellow Texan Conor Doyle at the U.S. U-23 camp in Germany. The U.S. won a scrimmage against VfL Bochum 3-1 and tied 0-0 against Bayer Leverkusen’s U-23 squad. Jeffrey was subbed on against Bochum and started and went the full 90 against Leverkusen. Jeffrey still has not seen the field with Mainz 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. Pachuca lost the first leg of their playoff series against Tigres UANL 1-0 at home and will face them on the road on November 27. Torres has an outside shot at seeing the field for the second leg of the series.

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 last five matches. Leon are ninth in their table and still have not lost a game at home this year. Leon will face Irapuato in the first round of the Liga de Ascenso playoffs.

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 sits in the middle of the table, in 11th place. The Canaries took an early lead in the 16th minute against Arsenal before giving up a brace to Robin van Persie. Norwich City's next match against Queens Park Rangers will see two promoted teams face off.

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