Mexicans Abroad 2011-2012

Mexicans Abroad 2011-2012

Check out the latest stats and results of the top Mexican players in the top leagues around the world.


Pablo Barrera
Age: 24

Club: Real Zaragoza (on loan from West Ham United)

Season Stats: 1 goal, 0 assists, 14 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Played the full 90 minutes in Zaragoza’s 1-0 loss to Granada.

Next Game: Dec. 11 vs.  Mallorca.


Comment:
Barrera has joined his international teammate Efrain Juarez on a season-long loan at Zaragoza.

 

Omar Bravo

Age: 31

Club: Sporting Kansas City

Season Stats: 28 games, 9 goals, 2 assists

Position: Forward

Last Game: Came on for the final five minutes of Sporting’s loss to Houston.

Next Game: Season over


Comments:
Bravo has been a big factor in Sporting’s recent good form and helped the club to the top spot in the East.

Nery Castillo
Age: 27

Club: Aris

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 7 games

Position: Forward

Last Game:
Came on in the 61st minute in his side’s big 3-1 win over Panathinaikos.

Next Game: Dec. 11, at Asteras Tripolis 


Comments:
Castillo has terminated his contract with Shaktar Donetsk and signed a two-year deal with Aris, where he will try and turn his career around.

Giovani dos Santos
Age: 22

Club: Tottenham

Season Stats: 1 goal, 1 assists, 8 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Did not dress for Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Bolton.

Next Game: Dec. 11, at Stoke City.


Comments:
Dos Santos found some minutes for Spurs early on, but recently has found himself back on the bench.

Andres Guardado

Age: 24

Club: Deportivo La Coruña

Season Stats: 5 goals, 0 assists, 14 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Played the full 90 minutes in 0-0 draw with Valladolid.

Next Game: Dec. 10, vs. Numancia.


Comments:
Guardado will see out the 2011-2012 season with Deportivo in the Segunda Division, but is reportedly set to join Valencia on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.

Javier Hernandez
Age: 23

Club: Manchester United

Season Stats: 6 goals, 1 assists, 16 games

Position: Forward

Last Game:
Started in United’s 1-0 win at Aston Villa, but had to be substitued in the 12th minute with an ankle injury.

Next Game: Injured.


Comments:
Chicharito’s bright start to his second season in Manchester has been blighted by injury, the latest being torn ankle ligaments suffered on Dec. 3 that could keep him out three to four weeks.

Guillermo Franco
Age: 34

Club: Velez Sarsfield

Season Stats: 8 goals, 0 assists, 17 games

Position: Forward

Last Game:
Did not play in 2-0 loss to Atletico Rafael.

Next Game: Dec. 8, at Tigre


Comments:
The veteran striker is a regular starter for Velez Sarsfield of the Argentine Primera Division and has been a contributor in its Copa Sudamericana run.

Efrain Juarez
Age: 23

Club: Real Zaragoza (on loan from Celtic)

Season Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, 13 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Was not a part of his team’s 1-0 loss to Granada.

Next Game: Dec. 11 vs. Mallorca.


Comments:
After falling out of favor at Celtc, Juarez joined Zaragoza on a season-long loan, where he will play for former Mexico national team coach Javier Aguirre.

Rafa Marquez
Age: 32

Club: New York Red Bulls

Season Stats: 21 games, 0 goals, 5 assists

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started and played full match in 1-0 loss vs. LA Galaxy. Picked up red card in post-match fracas

Next Game: Season over


Comment:
Marquez has recently drawn criticism from fans and media over his performances and has caused some controversy with remarks that his teammates aren’t on his level.

 

Hector Moreno

Age: 23

Club: RCD Espanyol

Season Stats: 2 goals, 0 assists, 14 games

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started, played the full 90 minutes and scored in Espanyol’s 2-1 loss at Valencia

Next Game: Dec. 11, vs. Atletico Madrid.


Comments:
Moreno joined La Liga side Espanyol in the offseason on a five-year deal from AZ of Holland and has become an instant regular in the first team.

Guillermo Ochoa
Age: 26

Club: AC Ajaccio

Season Stats: 14 games, 33 goals conceded, 1 clean sheet

Position: Goalkeeper

Last Game:
Started and played the full 90 minutes in Ajaccio’s 3-2 loss to Lille.

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Nancy.


Comments:
The Mexico keeper made his move from Club America to recently promoted Ajaccio in France’s Ligue 1 and is the club’s starting ‘keeper.

Pavel Pardo
Age: 35

Club: Chicago Fire

Season Stats: 1 goal, 5 assists, 13 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Played full 90 in thrilling 3-2 win over Columbus, supplying one assist.

Next Game: Season over


Comments:
Pardo was signed in midseason by the Fire and proved a big boost for the team.

Francisco Rodriguez
Age: 29

Club: VfB Stuttgart

Season Stats: 1 goal, 1 assist, 14 games

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 minutes in Stuttgart’s 2-2 draw with Cologne.

Next Game: Dec. 11, vs. Bayern Munich.


Comment:
Maza made his move to the Bundesliga in July, signing for Stuttgart from PSV Eindhoven, and has been a regular fixture in the squad early on in the season.

Carlos Vela
Age: 22

Club: Real Sociedad (on loan from Arsenal FC)

Season Stats: 2 goals, 1 assists, 10 games

Position: Forward

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 minutes in Real Socidedad’s 3-2 win over Malaga, scoring a wonderful goal in to level the score in the 89th minute before his side went on to win the match.

Next Game: Dec. 11 vs. Villarreal.


Comment:
Vela has gotten more playing time since joining Real Sociedad, but will need to stay healthy after missing time with a recurring knee injury.

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