Gamba improve survival chances

Oct 21, 2012

Gamba improve survival chances

Gamba Osaka took decisive action in their bid to avoid J.League first-division relegation with a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday. Gamba, who finished third last season but have since changed manager twice, went into the match at Todoroki Stadium second from bottom ...

Experiences put game in perspective for Umesaki

Oct 20, 2012

Experiences put game in perspective for Umesaki

Urawa Reds will be disappointed if their pursuit of this season’s J. League title comes to nothing, but attacking midfielder Tsukasa Umesaki has survived enough setbacks in his career to know that the bad times can be just as important as the good. Reds ...

Efficient Antlers advance to Nabisco Cup final

Oct 14, 2012

Efficient Antlers advance to Nabisco Cup final

Defending champions Kashima Antlers earned a shot at a record fifth Nabisco Cup title after claiming a 5-4 aggregate semifinal win over Kashiwa Reysol with a 2-2 second-leg draw on Saturday. Antlers, heading into the match at Hitachi Stadium with a 3-2 lead from ...

Sanfrecce let off hook after Ono misfires late

Oct 7, 2012

Sanfrecce let off hook after Ono misfires late

Sanfrecce Hiroshima escaped with minimal damage to their J.League title ambitions after Yokohama F. Marinos missed a second-half penalty in a 0-0 draw with the division leaders on Saturday. Sanfrecce went into the game at Nissan Stadium with a five-point lead over Vegalta Sendai ...

Jubilo Iwata blow lead, fall to FC Tokyo

Sep 30, 2012

Jubilo Iwata blow lead, fall to FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo trampled Jubilo Iwata’s J.League title ambitions into the dirt after coming from behind to beat the three-time champions 2-1 on Saturday. Jubilo went into the match at Ajinomoto Stadium fourth in the table, eight points behind leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and striker Minoru ...

Olympic experience had profound impact on Omiya's Higashi

Sep 29, 2012

Olympic experience had profound impact on Omiya's Higashi

Escaping relegation would be the only thing on the mind of most teams sitting one place above the drop zone with just eight matches left to play, but Omiya Ardija midfielder Keigo Higashi has grander ambitions for his struggling side than mere survival. Omiya ...

Reds rally for victory against Marinos

Sep 16, 2012

Reds rally for victory against Marinos

Urawa Reds came from behind to ramp up the pressure in the J.League title race with a 2-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. Third-place Reds went into the match at Nissan Stadium knowing that a top-of-the-table showdown between Vegalta Sendai and Sanfrecce ...