S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

Nov 2, 2014

S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

Substitute Kazuya Murata injected dramatic new life into Shimizu S-Pulse’s J1 survival bid with a 90th-minute goal to seal a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. S-Pulse — who have been ever present in the top flight since the J. League began in ...

Urawa, Gamba break clear of pack

| Oct 29, 2014

Urawa, Gamba break clear of pack

Stranger things have happened in the J. League, but with four games of the season remaining, the title race is now almost certainly down to two teams. Urawa Reds lead Gamba Osaka by three points going into the final stretch, with a further four-point ...

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw

Oct 26, 2014

Cerezo, Marinos settle for scoreless draw

Cerezo Osaka failed to seize the initiative in their fight against relegation after being held to a 0-0 draw by Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. Cerezo, who began the season widely touted as title favorites after signing star Uruguyan striker Diego Forlan over the ...

Antlers squander lead twice in defeat to Reysol

Oct 18, 2014

Antlers squander lead twice in defeat to Reysol

Kashima Antlers wasted a glorious chance to make up ground in the J. League title race after twice throwing away a lead before conceding in the 90th minute to lose 3-2 to Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Antlers had slipped seven points behind league-leaders Urawa ...

Aguirre focuses on team building

| Oct 8, 2014

Aguirre focuses on team building

Javier Aguirre will be looking for positive performances in Japan’s friendlies against Jamaica and Brazil over the coming week, but after failing to register a win in his first two games as manager, positive results would be even more welcome. Japan plays Jamaica in ...

Aguirre urges Samurai Blue to play with more imagination

Sep 10, 2014

Aguirre urges Samurai Blue to play with more imagination

National team manager Javier Aguirre has urged his players to think for themselves after watching his new side fail to register a win in his first two games in charge. Japan drew 2-2 with Venezuela in Yokohama on Tuesday night after losing 2-0 to ...