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Nakajima's strike salvages draw against Colombia

Aug 8, 2016

Nakajima's strike salvages draw against Colombia

Shoya Nakajima spared Hiroki Fujiharu’s blushes with a 74th-minute equalizer as Japan came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Colombia on Sunday and keep alive its hopes of progressing to the men’s soccer quarterfinals at the Rio Olympics. Colombia took the lead ...

Solo shines in record 200th game

Aug 7, 2016

Solo shines in record 200th game

Love her or hate her, Hope Solo’s dominance as a goalkeeper is undeniable. Solo came up big in her 200th international appearance as the United States fought off France 1-0 on Saturday in an Olympic group match at Mineirao Stadium. And she did it ...

Weary Nigeria outscores Japan in opening match

Aug 5, 2016

Weary Nigeria outscores Japan in opening match

Japan’s Rio Olympic campaign got off to an embarrassing start on Thursday, losing 5-4 to a Nigerian team that only arrived in Brazil just hours before kickoff. But the delay did not stop Nigeria from putting five past a Japanese team that struggled with ...

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Aug 4, 2016

U.S. women open bid for fourth straight gold with win

Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan scored a goal in each half as the U.S. women’s soccer team defeated New Zealand 2-0 in its debut at the Rio Games on Wednesday, getting off to a solid start in its attempt to win a fourth straight ...

Portugal tops Japan in Toulon Tournament

May 24, 2016

Portugal tops Japan in Toulon Tournament

Japan’s Olympic men’s soccer team suffered its second loss in as many games at the Toulon Tournament, losing 1-0 to Portugal on Monday. Andre Horta scored the lone goal in the 22nd minute for Portugal, which like Japan has also qualified for the Rio ...

Korea blanks Japan to earn bronze

Aug 12, 2012

Korea blanks Japan to earn bronze

Japan’s medal drought in men’s soccer at the Olympics will now reach 48 years after losing to South Korea 2-0 in the third-place match of London 2012 on Friday. In Japan’s first appearance in the bronze-medal match since 1968, Arsenal striker Park Chu Young ...

Aug 10, 2012

Japan looks to end soccer medal drought

If Japan wants to win its first medal in men’s soccer in 44 years, it will have to dig deep on Friday in Cardiff — really deep. Japan’s opponent in the bronze-medal match has turned out to be none other than South Korea, which ...

Mexico keeps poise, rallies to beat Japan

Aug 9, 2012

Mexico keeps poise, rallies to beat Japan

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The defense never rested, but it wasn’t good enough. Mexico, the superior offensive team in the match, found holes in Japan’s defense, attacked relentlessly and rode that effort to a clinical 3-1 victory Tuesday night in the Olympic men’s soccer tournament semifinals at Wembley ...