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Blog - ESPN FC United

Borussia Dortmund's fall from grace

Jurgen Klopp said Borussia Dortmund will not give up, despite what he called a 'catastrophic' first half of the Bundesliga season.

The situation faced by Borussia Dortmund at the end of 2014 is dicey, to say the least. 

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The 2013 Champions League finalists have suffered an almighty fall from grace and will spend their winter break inside the Bundesliga's relegation zone, but they have reacted as Dortmund react: Jurgen Klopp is set to remain in charge despite the heavy storm clouds hovering over the Westfalenstadion. 

A little over four years ago, following Dortmund's irresistible rise from their near-bankruptcy...

 By John Duerden

Cahill, Honda and Son Heung-min all make the top 10 Asian stars of 2014

Son Heung-min had a memorable 2014, but where did he rank in the top 10?

It has certainly been an up-and-down year for Asian football and ESPN FC has a go at choosing the 10 best performers of 2014.

10. Boualem Khoukhi (Al Arabi and Qatar)

The Algerian-born star scored six goals to help the men in maroon lift the West Asian Football Federation Championship in January. Ten months later, the 24-year-old scored the winning goal in the final of the Gulf Cup to beat Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

9. Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls and Australia)

It is a little worrying the former...

Fairytale for Kolkata as Mohammed Rafique wins the Indian Super League

Atletico de Kolkata created history on Saturday by becoming the first winners of the Indian Super League, courtesy of their 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters.

Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters 1-0 with a goal deep into injury time to be crowned the inaugural champions of the Indian Super League. A capacity crowd of 60,000 in Mumbai's D.Y. Patil Stadium witnessed a tight affair which was won with a near post header by substitute Mohammed Rafique.

Here's three points from the match ...

Super sub Rafique wins the day

One of the big talking points going into the final was who would take the place of the injured talisman Fikru Teferra Lemessa, who...

For different reasons, Liverpool and Arsenal aren't meeting expectations

ESPN FC's Tommy Smyth gives his betting odds for Arsenal and Liverpool, where he explains the best option would be to side with the Gunners.
Raheem Sterling, left, is managing the Prem pressure fairly well, Alexis Sanchez is thriving. Both players' teams, though, are not living up to expectations.

While Arsene Wenger was at least occasionally joking in his Friday news conference, Brendan Rodgers seemed genuinely abrasive. Gone was the charm so often associated with the Liverpool manager, so too the long descriptive lines about his team's style of play.

Rodgers was abrupt, to the point and occasionally on the attack. He was also defensive of some of his players, particularly Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli.

In other words, Rodgers was everything off the pitch that his team need to...

 By Nick Miller

Five questions in advance of Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side's Premier League game against Liverpool is a chance to continue their recent good form while praising Thierry Henry following the Frenchman's retirement.

Nick Miller looks at five key talking points regarding Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.

1. Will pressure actually help Raheem Sterling?

All the warnings about Raheem Sterling this season seem to have centred on his heavy workload and even heavier weight of expectation, with concerns that such pressure would burn out one of the brightest hopes of English football before he could really start. While it's true that Brendan Rodgers doesn't seem to have managed Sterling's workload...

Roy Keane might be controversial, but his demands aren't unreasonable

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert responded to reports that former assistant manager Roy Keane confronted Tom Cleverley at the midfielder's home believing he had leaked stories about Keane falling out with the club's players.

Roy Keane has departed and yet, he still dominates the agenda at Aston Villa. As the mid-table Midlanders prepare for a testing encounter with Louis van Gaal's resurgent Manchester United, the dust still settles on the now-former assistant manager's latest controversy.

In this tangled web, there are two strands that we can grip with certainty. Firstly, that a respected journalist from the Daily Mail ran a story about Keane's alleged problems with the players that was peppered with spicy quotes from...