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/ Mar 24, 2017

Hosogai makes permanent transfer to Reysol

Midfielder Hajime Hosogai has completed a permanent transfer to Kashiwa Reysol from VfB Stuttgart, the J. League first-division side announced Friday. The 30-year-old, who signed a two-year contract with the German second-division club in July 2016 after three years with Hertha BSC, will be ...

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

/ Mar 19, 2017

Urawa salvages point against Gamba with late penalty

Gamba Osaka allowed Urawa Reds to snatch a point at the death as the J. League’s heavyweights shared the points in a 1-1 draw on Sunday ahead of the international break. Yasuyuki Konno thought he was the match-winner after pushing Gamba in front with ...

FC Tokyo hits Vegalta for six in J. League Cup

/ Mar 15, 2017

FC Tokyo hits Vegalta for six in J. League Cup

FC Tokyo scored six unanswered goals to open the J. League Cup competition as Yoshiyuki Shinoda’s side thrashed Vegalta Sendai in Group A on Wednesday. Takuma Abe and Shoya Nakajima bagged braces and Kento Hashimoto and Peter Utaka chipped in with a goal each ...

Antlers pounce on Brisbane Roar

/ Mar 14, 2017

Antlers pounce on Brisbane Roar

The Kashima Antlers rebounded from a shock first defeat in Group E to brush aside Brisbane Roar 3-0 at home in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night. Kashima was stunned 2-1 away to Thailand’s Muangthong United two weeks ago, but goals from Yuma ...

/ Mar 14, 2017

Gamba goalie Higashiguchi breaks cheekbone

Gamba Osaka goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi is expected to be out of action for a month with a fractured left cheekbone, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday. Higashiguchi suffered the injury in Gamba’s 3-0 league win at home to FC Tokyo on Saturday. The ...

Golden oldie Miura hits winner for Yokohama FC

/ Mar 12, 2017

Golden oldie Miura hits winner for Yokohama FC

Kazuyoshi Miura rewrote his own J. League second-division record as the oldest goalscorer at 50 years and 14 days on Sunday, the Yokohama FC striker netting the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Thespakusatsu Gunma. In the 40th minute at Mitsuzawa Stadium, former ...

/ Mar 9, 2017

JFA reveals plan to help rebuild Fukushima Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday adopted an action plan that focuses on helping Fukushima Prefecture continue its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The prefecture is home to the J-Village soccer training center, which has been used as the ...