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Nagasato finalizes deal with NSWL's Chicago Red Stars

Midfielder Yuki Nagasato has signed with the Chicago Red Stars, the U.S. women’s pro league (NSWL) club said on Wednesday. Nagasato, who helped Japan win its first-ever Women’s World Cup title in Germany in 2011 and a silver medal at the London Olympics the following year, will join the Reds ...

Man United wins Europa League title

May 25, 2017

Man United wins Europa League title

A guttural roar of “Manchester, Manchester” thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle. Purely in soccer terms, Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday was a triumph of huge significance for England’s biggest club. On a ...

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

May 24, 2017

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

Japan’s second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama’s side lost 2-0 to Uruguay on Wednesday. Nicolas Schiappacasse and Mathias Olivera scored on either side of the break for Uruguay, who booked ...

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

/ May 24, 2017

Cerezo edge Kobe in league-cup Kansai derby

Cerezo Osaka defeated Vissel Kobe 1-0 behind Kota Fujimoto’s first-half strike to rise to the top of Group B in the Levain Cup on Wednesday. Kobe, with a game in hand, are in second on 12 points, two points behind Cerezo in the league ...

May 24, 2017

Kubo delighted with Gent contribution

Japan striker Yuya Kubo returned home on Wednesday pleased with his goal-scoring exploits over the second half of the season at Belgium first-division club Gent. Kubo bagged 11 goals for Gent after joining the Jupiler League side from Swiss club Young Boys in January, ...

Allardyce quits Palace, intends to retire

May 24, 2017

Allardyce quits Palace, intends to retire

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce announced Tuesday that he is leaving the club after just five months and does not plan to continue his 26-year career in coaching. A season that started with Allardyce managing the England national team, before leaving after just one ...

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

May 24, 2017

Frontale take control in ACL knockout match

Kawasaki Frontale scored a resounding 3-1 victory over Muangthong United in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. After Teerasil Dangda handed the hosts the lead in the third minute of first-half injury time, Kawasaki captain and reigning ...

May 23, 2017

Uchida remains confident he can still make impact for Schalke

Defender Atsuto Uchida returned to Japan on Tuesday confident that he can still do a job for Schalke, despite managing just one game for the Bundesliga club this season after returning from a serious knee injury. The right-back returned to action after a 21-month ...