Soccer Topics

Feb 2, 2016

Veteran striker Tanaka rejoins Reysol

Former Japan international Junya Tanaka will return to Kashiwa Reysol, his Portuguese club Sporting announced on Monday. Tanaka, who was limited to just three league appearances this season, will be on loan to Kashiwa until July 2017, Sporting said. The deal includes an option ...

Jan 29, 2016

Avispa acquire midfielder Danilson

Avispa Fukuoka have signed Colombian midfielder Danilson Cordoba, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 29-year-old, who plays under the name Danilson, joined Consadole Sapporo in the second-tier J2 in 2009 and moved to Nagoya Grampus a year later, initially on loan. He ...

Sanfrecce get back to work after stellar 2015

Jan 21, 2016

Sanfrecce get back to work after stellar 2015

Reigning J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima started preseason training on Thursday, with manager Hajime Moriyasu warning there are no guarantees his team will replicate its success from last season. Sanfrecce deservedly won their third J. League championship title in four seasons and also finished ...

Jan 17, 2016

Gamba gunning for trophy galore

Gamba Osaka will look to replicate the treble-winning feat from two years ago as the J. League runnersup settled for a single title of the Emperor’s Cup in 2015. “We are going into this challenging year resolved to push ourselves. For the team as ...

Defender Suzuki quits Reysol

Jan 15, 2016

Defender Suzuki quits Reysol

Kashiwa Reysol defender Daisuke Suzuki, linked with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano in November, has left the J. League first-division club, the team announced Friday. “I have a strong desire to face a new challenge in a new environment and thus reached this decision,” Suzuki ...

Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

Jan 15, 2016

Iwaki FC owners aiming for the stars with new club

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Dome Corporation president Shuichi Yasuda has the vision, Satoshi Okura the know-how and former Dutch international and Rangers player Pieter Huistra the experience. The goal now is to combine their respective talents as they embark on the task of building a professional soccer club ...

Jan 15, 2016

Kanazaki returning to Portugal from Antlers

Japan international striker Mu Kanazaki will return to Portuguese second-division club Portimonense after spending last season on loan in the J. League top flight with Kashima Antlers, Portimonense said Thursday. Portimonense said it had received offers for the 26-year-old’s services from several clubs both ...

Jan 14, 2016

Returning Kakitani looks ahead to new season with Cerezo Osaka

Yoichiro Kakitani kicked off his preseason training on Thursday and said he was relishing the prospect of playing again for his boyhood club after rejoining J. League second-division side Cerezo Osaka from Basel on a full transfer. “I don’t have any particular targets, but ...

Jan 13, 2016

Striker Douglas to leave J. League for Al Ain

Brazilian striker Douglas, who played a pivotal role in helping Sanfrecce Hiroshima win the J. League championship with 21 goals on loan from second-division Tokushima Vortis last season, will move to the United Arab Emirates to play for Al Ain, Tokushima said Wednesday. Hiroshima ...