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 39 (2)
National team
2011 United States U20 3 (0)
2014– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 28, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 3, 2014

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]

Club Statistics[edit]

As of August 28, 2014.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2010–11 Estoril Praia Liga de Honra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Mexico League Copa MX League Cup North America Total
2011–12 Tijuana Liga MX 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13 10 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
2013–14 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 25 0
2014–15 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total Portugal 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Mexico 39 2 8 0 0 0 6 0 53 2
Career total 42 2 8 0 1 0 6 0 57 2

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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