Apr 25, 2016

FC Tokyo's Nakajima out with ligament damage

FC Tokyo midfielder Shoya Nakajima has injured his right knee and will need five to six weeks to recover, the J. League first division side said Monday. Nakajima, who is expected to play a key role on the Japan squad at the Rio de ...

Frontale's Okubo notches brace in victory over FC Tokyo

Apr 16, 2016

Frontale's Okubo notches brace in victory over FC Tokyo

Yoshito Okubo issued Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic a fresh reminder of his goalscoring prowess with a brace on Saturday, his J1 record-extending 160th and 161st career goals helping league-leading Kawasaki Frontale come from behind to win 4-2 at FC Tokyo. Australian striker Nathan Burns ...

Urawa confident of beating Asian champions Guangzhou

Apr 4, 2016

Urawa confident of beating Asian champions Guangzhou

Urawa Reds boss Mihailo Petrovic is confident his side can extend its recent run of good form when it takes on defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande in a crunch Group H match in the Asian Champions League in Saitama on Tuesday night. Reds are unbeaten ...

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Apr 2, 2016

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale maintained their unbeaten start to the season but missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the J. League first division after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Caio capitalized on a defensive mistake by ...

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Apr 1, 2016

Reds sink 10-man Ventforet to top J. League table

Striker Shinzo Koroki scored his 90th career goal and Urawa Reds beat 10-man Ventforet Kofu 2-1 for their fourth win of the season as J. League action resumed Friday night after the international break. Koroki broke the deadlock with a clinical strike midway through ...

Apr 1, 2016

FC Tokyo signs striker Muriqui on loan

FC Tokyo has signed Brazilian striker Muriqui on loan from Qatari club Al Sadd, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 29-year-old played for Guangzhou Evergrande in China from 2010 to 2014, and was the top scorer and MVP of the 2013 Asian ...

Vissel hammer Antlers in Nabisco Cup

Mar 27, 2016

Vissel hammer Antlers in Nabisco Cup

Holders Kashima Antlers succumbed to a second straight defeat in the Nabisco Cup on Sunday, suffering a 4-1 drubbing away at Vissel Kobe. Vissel’s Brazilian striker Pedro Junior scored a brace and set up another as Antlers, who lost their opening Group A game ...

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

Mar 20, 2016

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

A big day from Takuma Asano helped reigning champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima claim their first league win of the season on Sunday, a 5-1 decision at Omiya Ardija. Nigerian forward Peter Utaka and Asano combined to set each other up in the first half, and ...