Soccer Topics

May 10, 2014

Tosu beats Marinos to stay top of table

Sagan Tosu maintained their lead in the J. League with a 2-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday, with Kim Min-woo and Kei Ikeda scoring first-half goals. Kim opened the scoring in the ninth minute and Ikeda doubled the lead six minutes later ...

Kudo goal gives Reysol triumph over Antlers

May 3, 2014

Kudo goal gives Reysol triumph over Antlers

by Andrew Mckirdy

Masato Kudo scored on the stroke of halftime as Kashiwa Reysol scalped J. League leaders Kashima Antlers 1-0 on Saturday to pick up their third straight win. Both teams went into the match at Hitachi Stadium having claimed back-to-back victories over the busy Golden ...

May 3, 2014

Reysol release star Domingues

Kashiwa Reysol have terminated their contract with 2011 J. League MVP Leandro Domingues for disciplinary reasons, sources said Saturday. The sources also said the 30-year-old Domingues is already fielding several offers from other J1 teams, with Nagoya Grampus among those being linked by Brazilian ...

Apr 27, 2014

Hasebe improving but unsure over return

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe is making progress on the road to recovery from knee surgery but said Saturday he could not put a time frame on his return to action. Back with his teammates at relegation-haunted Bundesliga side Nuremberg after rehabilitating in Japan, Hasebe ...

Reysol win on last-gasp strike

Apr 26, 2014

Reysol win on last-gasp strike

by Andrew Mckirdy

Junya Tanaka scored with a thunderbolt in the third and final minute of injury time to give Kashiwa Reysol a 3-2 win over Urawa Reds on Saturday. Urawa went into the game at Hitachi Stadium third in the J. League table having put together ...

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Apr 23, 2014

Cerezo, Sanfrecce reach knockout phase of ACL

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima reached the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League for the first time on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over 10-man Central Coast Mariners of Australia in their final Group F game. Cerezo Osaka joined them in the ...

Apr 22, 2014

Shimizu forward Nagasawa to undergo knee surgery

J.League first-division side Shimizu S-Pulse announced Tuesday that forward Shun Nagasawa will have knee surgery and be out for eight months. The 25-year-old Nagasawa has three goals in eight league games this season and two more in the Nabisco Cup. Nagasawa snapped the ACL ...