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Texans Abroad: April 19

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 club and the US Men’s National Team.

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Clint Dempsey – Nacogdoches, Texas
Club: Fulham (England – Premiership)
Position: Forward/Midfield
Born: March 9, 1983
Number: 23
Height: 6’1’’
Weight: 170
Age: 29
Recent News:  After losing by three straight shutouts in March, Dempsey has caught fire for Fulham, scoring four goals in the club's lat three matches. Deuce scored in the second minute of a 2-1 win over Norwich City on March 31, bagged a brace in a 3-0 win over Bolton last Saturday, and scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Monday. Fulham have climbed to 10th in the table with 43 points and five games remaining. They'll face Wigan Athletic this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
33 33 16 6 124 76


 

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:  Derby County has only scored two goals in their last four matches, and are currently 14th in the Championship table with 60 points. Unfortunately for Doyle, he's still only made a handful of appearances for the club after suffering a torn hamstring in a Reserve match in mid-March. With two matches remaining, Derby County will face Portsmouth on the road this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
6 1 0 0 4 3


 

Greg Garza – Grapevine, Texas
Club: Club Tijuana (Mexico – Primera Division)
Position: Defender
Born: August 16, 1991
Number: 24
Height: 5’8’’
Weight: 155
Age: 20
Recent News:  Garza has made two more appearances as a sub for Tijuana this season, for a total of 31 minutes played. His last appearance came on March 9 in a 1-1 tie with Club America when he came on in the 83rd minute for Edgar Castillo. Tijuana are sixth in the 2012 Clausura table with 24 points and two games remaining. Their next match will be against San Luis this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
3 0 0 0 -- --


 

Jared Jeffrey – Dallas, Texas
Club: Mainz 05 U-23 (Germany – Bundesliga)
Position: Midfielder
Born: June 14, 1990
Number: 3
Height: 5’10’’
Weight: 150
Age: 21
Recent News: After the U.S. failed to qualify for this summer's Olympics in London last month, Jeffrey got right back into action with Mainz 05's U-23 squad. He's played in the side's last three matches; a 3-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, a 2-1 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf and a 3-1 win over Fortuna Koln. Mainz is in 11th in the U-23 Bundesliga table with 26 points and five games remaining. They'll face FC Koln this Friday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
19 18 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 notched two assists for Pachuca this season, his second coming two weeks ago on Felix Borja's goal against Pumas. With two matches remaining, Los Tuzos are seventh in the 2012 Clausura with 24 points. They'll visit Monterrey this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
14 13 0 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: 26
Recent News: Club Leon sit atop the 2012 Clausura Liga de Ascenso with 33 points after completing an undefeated season with a record of 10-4-0 after tying Merida 2-2 last Saturday. Vidal hasn't made an appearance for the side this season. Club Leon's stellar record gives them a pass to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They'll learn their opponent after the first round is completed this weekend.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
0 0 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: 28
Recent News: Whitbread played the first half of a 2-1 loss to Fulham three weeks ago, but hasn't been in City's 18 in the three matches since. The Canaries are 11th in the Premier League table with 43 points. With four matches remaining, they'll visit Blackburn this Saturday.
 

Games Played Games Started Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal
18 18 0 1 8 5