Greg Garza

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Greg Garza
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Personal information
Full name Gregory Martin Garza Early
Date of birth (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Grapevine, Texas, United States
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Fullback
Club information
Current team
Tijuana
Number 24
Youth career
2005–2006 São Paulo
2007–2008 Dallas Texans
2008–2010 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Estoril Praia 3 (0)
2012– Tijuana 61 (2)
National team
2011 United States U20 3 (0)
2014– United States 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 April 2015

Gregory "Greg" Martin Garza Early (born August 16, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a fullback for Tijuana in the Mexican Primera División and for the United States national team.

Club career[edit]

Estoril Praia[edit]

Garza spent several years with Sporting Clube de Portugal's under-19 team, but he was not offered a contract with the senior squad.[1] As a result, he moved to Estoril Praia on a two-year contract in August 2010.[2]

Club Tijuana[edit]

Garza signed with Mexican Primera División side Club Tijuana on December 21, 2011.[3] Garza made his debut coming in as a sub in minute 73 for Jose Sand against Monarcas Morelia in a 1-1 tied game. He scored the first goal of his career for the club on October 13, 2012 in a 2-2 draw at Santos Laguna.[4]

International career[edit]

Garza was announced as part of the United States senior squad for a friendly against the Czech Republic on September 3, 2014. His first senior international cap was recorded during the match, being subbed on in the 62nd minute.

Personal[edit]

Garza was born and raised in Texas but holds a Mexican passport by way of his father who was born in Mexico.[5]

Honors[edit]

Tijuana[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barreira, Miguel (August 28, 2010). "Garza contratado". Jornal Record (in Portuguese) (Cofina). Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Leyden, Nick (August 31, 2010). "Garza Signs With GD Estoril-Praia". Yanks-Abroad.com. 
  3. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/12/21/gringo-report-garza-joins-ranks-club-tijuana
  4. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/10/14/american-exports-bornstein-plays-garza-gets-first-goal
  5. ^ Brian Sciaretta (22 December 2011). "Garza excited for future in Tijuana". Yanks Abroad. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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