Reds blow chance to close gap on leaders

Oct 28, 2012

Reds blow chance to close gap on leaders

Urawa Reds let a precious chance to make up ground in the J.League title race slip through their fingers after a frustrating 0-0 draw with Cerezo Osaka on Saturday. Third-place Reds went into the match at Saitama Stadium trailing league-leading duo Sanfrecce Hiroshima and ...

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 ...