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LONDON -- Some up and downs in the career of David Beckham, who said Thursday he would retire from football at the end of the season: ------ Up: Signs professional contract with Manchester United in 1993 and helps team win Premier League-FA Cup double in 1996. Ecco Soft 7 Mens Uk . United wins league title again a year later. Down: Gets red card for kicking Diego Simeone in Englands second-round match against Argentina at 1998 World Cup in France. Some angry England fans blame him for loss and hang him in effigy. ------ Up: Helps Man United win Champions League-Premier League-FA Cup treble in 1999, and becomes captain of England in 2000. In 2001, scores last-second free kick against Greece to qualify England for 2002 World Cup. Down: Leaves Man United for Real Madrid after boot kicked by manager Alex Ferguson hits Beckham in eye in 2003. A year later, former personal aide Rebecca Loos claimed she and Beckham had 10-day affair. He dismisses claim as "ludicrous" and "absurd." ------ Up: Scores from free kick against Ecuador to put England into 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, but limps off field in next match because of injury and breaks down in tears. A day later, Beckham steps down as captain. Down: Not included in Steve McClarens first squad as England coach. ------ Up: After being dropped by Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello following his decision to move to Los Angeles Galaxy, Beckham works his way back into starting lineup and helps team win Spanish league title. His good form earns him recall to England squad and in 2008 he sets record for most England appearances for an outfield player at 109. He finishes with 115. Down: Injures his Achilles while playing on loan at AC Milan and is ruled out of 2010 World Cup. ------ Up: Wins two MLS titles with Galaxy and then another with Paris Saint-Germain this season, making him a league champion in four countries.Ecco CS14 Ladies Sale . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early. ECCO Mens Soft 8 Tie 440504-01001 BLACK Sale UK .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. http:///...64-01543-tarmac.html . According the Toronto Star, a knee injury will keep Sundin out of the lineup, which includes former teammates Gary Roberts, Darcy Tucker, Tie Domi and Curtis Joseph.After seeing his side suffer a 4-0 thrashing in the Merseyside derby, Roberto Martinez must somehow lift his Everton players for Saturdays FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United. But problems are mounting up for the Spaniard and preparation time for the Wembley showpiece is limited.From injuries and bans to poor form and pressure, we take a look at the challenge Martinez and Everton are facing...   Merseyside derby talking points We analyse Liverpools 4-0 win over Everton at Anfield Selection dilemmaAfter resting players against Southampton last weekend, Martinez made six changes to his first team for the trip to Anfield, in a desperate bid to grab a confidence-boosting result. However, the move spectacularly back-fired, with Everton crushed by their rivals and now set to be without several key first-team players for Saturdays semi-final.Gareth Barry was forced out at half-time with a groin problem and Martinez says the midfielder is very doubtful to face Manchester United. Ramiro Funes Mori will also be missing through suspension, following his straight red card for an ugly challenge on Divock Origi. Ramiro Funes Mori will miss the FA Cup semi-final through suspension There are question marks, too, over the health of John Stones, who was substituted in the second half with stomach cramps, and fellow defenders Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman, who both missed the derby with hamstring problems.With Funes Mori, Stones, Jagielka and Coleman out, Martinez would be left with only Leighton Baines available from his regular senior defenders.     Defensive problems Former Everton manager David Moyes said his old side were terrible in their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool Even if the likes of Stones and Jagielka pull through to play on Saturday, Martinez still has serious defensive issues to address.Evertons poor defending at Goodison Park this season has been well documented - only Aston Villa have conceded more at home - but Liverpool exposed them regularly at Anfield, too.Midfielders Muhamed Besic and James McCarthy were forced to fill in at centre-back during the second half, but even when Stones and Funes Mori were on the field, Everton conceded two poor goals which Martinez put down to an inability to do the basics right.Across the pitch, Everton were poor when they didnt have the ball. I said at half-time Everton were embarrassing, and they were, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said after the final whistle. Ive never known a derby game where it was so easy to pass the ball. When you play derby games, the pitches seem really tight whether that be at Anfield or Goodison, but it was so easy for Liverpool. Jamie Carragher says talk of the current Everton side being the best since the mid 80s is way off the mark Goal droughtWhile the focus has been on Evertons poor defending in recent weeks, at the other end, the goals have dried up. Best Price ECCO Mens Yucatan Sandals 069564-59691 TARMAC Black/Black. Martinezs side have scored just twice in their past six games - those goals coming from centre-back Funes Mori and central midfielder McCarthy.Top scorer Romelu Lukaku hasnt scored in five and against Liverpool, Everton failed to register a single shot on target.On Saturday, Everton come up against a Manchester United side which has kept 24 clean sheets across all competitions this season. The Toffees must re-find their goal-scoring touch at Wembley.    Roberto Martinez told Sky Sports he will not have to motivate his team for Saturdays FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United Manchester Uniteds formWhile Everton suffered at Anfield, United cruised to a comfortable 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. It was Uniteds fifth win in their last six outings - only title-chasing Tottenham have beaten them in that run - and the victory saw them close the gap on the Premier Leagues top four.As well as better recent form, United have also done the double over Everton this season, sealing a comprehensive 3-0 win at Goodison Park in the first part of the campaign before winning 1-0 at Old Trafford earlier this month.Martinez and Everton must find a way to reverse their recent fortunes against Louis van Gaals men if they are to keep their season alive.Season depends on it Everton have failed to win their last six matches Indeed, Evertons season - and seemingly Martinezs tenure as manager - depends on Saturdays result.In the Premier League, the Toffees are closer to the relegation zone in points than seventh and could easily finish as low as 16th - theyre just two points ahead of fifth-bottom Crystal Palace.While the cups have offered solace this term - Everton also reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup - the enormity of this weekends Wembley showdown isnt lost on Martinez. Martinez: Defeat horrible Roberto Martinez embarrassed by horrible Everton defeat in derby When asked about his future as Everton boss after Wednesdays defeat, Martinez said: Its not about my job. All I want is to bring success to Everton and its about the players wanting to be themselves, coping with the occasion.We know were one step away from the (FA Cup) final and thats the only thing that can bring satisfaction to our fans. Thats the only thing were going to concentrate on.To do that, Everton and Martinez will have to overcome substantial obstacles.  Also See: Martinez: Defeat horrible Merseyside derby talking points Moyes: Everton were terrible Carragher: Funes Mori embarrassing NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '