Texas players who have appeared for their National Teams

Rudy Calderon of MLSsoccer.com put in a full days work this week.  He researched and wrote an article ranking all 210 current MLS players who have played for their National soccer teams by country.  Here are all of the Texas-born (based on 2017 MLS data) and Texas based players who have received “Caps” ranked based on the number of appearances for their respective national teams.

TEAM/PLAYER                   COUNTRY                            APPEARANCES/STATUS

FC Dallas:                           

Maynor Figueroa              Honduras                            113

Atiba Harris                       St. Kitts/Nevis                      60           (Inactive)

Carlos Gruezo                    Ecuador                                17

Tesho Akindele                 Canada                                  13

Roland Lamah                   Belgium                                5              (Inactive)

Kellyn Acosta                     United States                       4

Carlos Cermeno                Venezuela                             1

Matt Hedges                      United States                        1

Walker Zimmerman        United States                        1

Houston Dynamo:

DaMarcus Beasley           United States                     124

Oscar Boniek Garcia       Honduras                           114

Adolfo Machado               Panama                               65

Ricardo Clark                    United States                      34            (Inactive)

Vicente Sanchez               Uruguay                               31            (Inactive)

Romell Quioto                   Honduras                            27

Alberth Elis                        Honduras                            15

AJ DeLaGarza                     Guam                                  10

Erick Torres                       Mexico                                  4

Eric Alexander                   United States                      2

AJ DeLaGarza                     United States                      2

Note:    AJ DeLaGarza could play for 2 countries because his appearances for the United States did not occur in FIFA-sanctioned (e.g., World Cup Qualifier) international matches.

Other native-Texan MLS players:

Clint Dempsey                  United States                     130

Arturo Alvarez                   El Salvador                         43

Brek Shea                           United States                    34

Greg Garza                         United States                    10

Lee Nguyen                        United States                     9

Drew Moor                         United States                     4


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