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Blog - ESPN FC United

 By Nick Miller

Is Everton boss Roberto Martinez the next Premier League manager to go?

Aston Villa's last-gasp victory over West Bromwich Albion saw the Villans rise out of the relegation zone.

With Everton spiraling down the Premier League table, could the once-hailed Roberto Martinez really be the next Premier League manager to be fired? Nick Miller lays the odds in the newest installment of the Sack Race.

The front-runner

One can only assume that football managers regularly read the monthly updates of the Sack Race, hoping and praying that their name isn't at the top, thus signalling their impending doom. Well, fear not, managers of the land, for the football world moves so quickly...

Resurgence of Young a reflection of Manchester United season

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says his side were well worth their late win against Newcastle on Wednesday.

It might have seemed like yet another gift for Manchester United, this time from opposing goalkeeper Tim Krul, but you'd forgive Ashley Young for not feeling he deserved to fully accept it.

Young's fortuitous 89th-minute strike against Newcastle United on Wednesday was not just the club's first late winner since Dec. 26, 2012, putting a much more familiar spin on this apparent habit of United achieving unexpected wins. It was also Young's first goal in 14 months, and finally tangible confirmation...

Below Barcelona, Bayern Munich climb and Liverpool make a rankings return

The ESPN FC crew were surprised by Liverpool's return to the power rankings after a long hiatus.

The Power Rankings are back with the same leaders, but there has been plenty of jockeying for position below Barcelona as well as a trio of new entries.

1. Barcelona (no change)

Luis Suarez's scoring form continued -- the Uruguayan now has four goals in his last three games -- with a pair of strikes in wins over Granada in La Liga and Villarreal in the Copa del Rey semifinals. Meanwhile, Neymar netted twice in the latter and suddenly treble talk is heating up in Catalonia, especially after Real Madrid...

MLS welcomes several big-name stars as new season approaches

MLS commissioner Don Garber notes that the league season will proceed as planned following an intensive CBA negotiation.

Here's one area where MLS has world football beat: Its haul of new recruits for 2015 surpasses anything the European leagues procured during their most recent transfer window.

Clubs snatched up U.S. national team players looking to resurrect their careers closer to home and global icons lured by the lifestyle -- and plenty of cash. Among the teams that have done some impressive luring? Newcomers New York City FC and Orlando City SC, home to MLS' highest-paid player ever. With MLS opening on Friday,...

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil yet to find magic formula at Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are the two most expensive players in Arsenal history. Can Arsene Wenger find a way to use them both in the same team?

Arsenal's acquisition of Alexis Sanchez had supporters beaming with excitement over the summer -- they hoped the Chilean and club-record capture Mesut Ozil would link up effectively to help guide Arsene Wenger's men back to Premier League glory.

Ozil, who won a World Cup winners' medal in Brazil with Germany over the summer, was understandably granted a longer leave of absence on account of his exploits in South America. This meant supporters had to wait until the 2-2 draw at Everton in late August...

Kaka eyes MLS Cup with Orlando, doesn't rule out Brazil return

Orlando City's marquee signing Kaka speaks to the media ahead of his side's MLS opener against New York City FC.
Orlando City co-owner Flávio Augusto da Silva expressed his excitement ahead of his side's MLS season opener on Sunday.
Orlando City SC's recent signing and MLS veteran Brek Shea spoke to ESPN FC's Adrian Healey about his move back the MLS , as well as his side's season opener against New York City FC.
ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman discusses the attributes of Orlando City SC and NYCFC and what sets the two MLS sides apart.

For someone who is about to take a huge leap of faith, Kaka sounds remarkably calm on the other end of the phone.

It's the last Thursday in February, 10 days before his and Orlando City's Major League Soccer debut against fellow newcomer New York City FC. It's not the first time in his career that Kaka has arrived at a club and league surrounded by heavy expectations; one just has to think back to his eye-watering 57 million pound ($87.5 million) move from Milan to Real Madrid in 2009, for example.