Marinos handle Vortis

Mar 15, 2014

Marinos handle Vortis

Yokohama F. Marinos maintained their perfect start to the J. League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over promoted Tokushima Vortis on Saturday. Seitaro Tomisawa broke the deadlock with a 14th-minute header at Mitsuzawa Stadium before Sho Ito added a second 15 minutes into ...

Usual suspects top the table early

Mar 12, 2014

Usual suspects top the table early

The new J. League season is just two weeks old, but already there is a familiar look about the top of the table. Of the four teams that have taken maximum points from their opening two games, three finished in the top five last ...

Kagawa invigorated by performance against New Zealand

Mar 6, 2014

Kagawa invigorated by performance against New Zealand

Shinji Kagawa believes he can rescue his Manchester United career after starring in Japan’s 4-2 friendly win over New Zealand on Wednesday night. Kagawa set up Shinji Okazaki for Japan’s opener before winning and converting a penalty himself at National Stadium, and also had ...

Japan overwhelms New Zealand in National Stadium finale

Mar 5, 2014

Japan overwhelms New Zealand in National Stadium finale

Japan came out with all guns blazing to beat New Zealand 4-2 and say farewell to National Stadium in style in a friendly on Wednesday night. Two goals from Shinji Okazaki and one each from Shinji Kagawa and Masato Morishige gave Japan a four-goal ...

Antlers wallop Ventforet in season-opening match

Mar 1, 2014

Antlers wallop Ventforet in season-opening match

Kashima Antlers made a barnstorming start to the new J.League season with a 4-0 demolition of Ventforet Kofu on Saturday. Davi gave Kashima the lead in the 11th minute before Yasushi Endo made it two midway through the first half, and Gen Shoji added ...

Gamba looking for payback

| Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began ...