Soccer Topics

Jul 28, 2016

FC Tokyo's Yonemoto likely to undergo surgery for torn ACL

FC Tokyo midfielder Takuji Yonemoto has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days, the J. League first-division club said on Thursday. Yonemoto also suffered medial ligament damage in the knee in Tokyo’s ...

Jul 27, 2016

Antlers acquire Brazilian Fabricio

Kashima Antlers have acquired 26-year-old Fabricio dos Santos Messias, a Brazilian midfielder and forward, the J. League first-division side announced Wednesday. Fabricio, who is on loan from Portuguese side Portimonense, will wear the No. 11 shirt with Antlers. He had previously played in the ...

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

Jul 26, 2016

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

FC Tokyo has promoted coach Yoshiyuki Shinoda to the top spot to replace fired manager Hiroshi Jofuku, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. Shinoda managed Avispa Fukuoka from 2008 to 2011 before signing on to coach with FC Tokyo. During Avispa’s time in ...

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

Jul 24, 2016

FC Tokyo to fire manager Jofuku again

FC Tokyo will sack manager Hiroshi Jofuku for the second time with the 55-year-old struggling in his first year back at the club, the J. League first-division side announced Sunday. Jofuku coached the side from 2008 and won the Nabisco Cup in 2009 before ...

Jul 22, 2016

Sagan Tosu reach agreement to sign Moroccan forward

Sagan Tosu have agreed a deal in principle to sign Moroccan forward Moestafa El Kabir, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 27-year-old, who holds a Dutch passport and began his career at NEC Nijmegen in 2008, had stints at Italian side Cagliari ...

Jul 22, 2016

FC Gifu boss Ramos fired

FC Gifu on Friday fired manager and Brazilian-born former Japan midfielder Ruy Ramos after a string of poor results, the J. League second-division team announced. The 59-year-old Ramos, who was in the final year of his three-year contract, will be replaced by Megumu Yoshida, ...

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Jul 18, 2016

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Omiya Ardija won their first point in the Saitama derby in more than three years in a sweltering 2-2 draw at Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Before a bumper crowd of 53,951 at Saitama Stadium, Brazilian Mateus’ equalizer midway through the ...

Jul 18, 2016

Sagan's Kusukami transfers to Western Sydney

Sagan Tosu announced on Monday that midfielder Jumpei Kusukami has signed a full transfer deal with former Asian champion Western Sydney Wanderers. Kusukami has not been the preferred choice of manager Massimo Ficcadenti since joining Tosu this season from Cerezo Osaka, appearing in just ...

Kobayashi helps Frontale remain perfect in second stage

Jul 13, 2016

Kobayashi helps Frontale remain perfect in second stage

Yu Kobayashi struck the winner deep into injury time as Kawasaki Frontale twice came from behind to beat Albirex Niigata 3-2 at home and make it three wins from three in the J. League second stage on Wednesday night. Missing influential midfielder and captain ...