Soccer Topics

May 12, 2015

FC Tokyo's Muto expected to join Bundesliga side Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto’s European destination will likely not be Chelsea but Mainz of the Bundesliga, sources with knowledge of the FC Tokyo player’s decision told Kyodo News through Tuesday. According to the sources, Tokyo and Mainz are deep into talks for the 22-year-old’s ...

Doi lifts Antlers past FC Tokyo

May 10, 2015

Doi lifts Antlers past FC Tokyo

Shoma Doi provided Kashima Antlers with the perfect tonic for their Asian Champions League blues by hitting the winner in a 1-0 victory away to FC Tokyo in the J. League on Sunday. Doi struck in the 34th minute in front of over 42,000 ...

Okubo returns to national team fold for training camp

May 7, 2015

Okubo returns to national team fold for training camp

World Cup striker Yoshito Okubo was among 28 J. League players called up for Japan’s training camp next week, the Japan Football Association announced on Thursday. The 32-year-old Okubo, the J. League’s top scorer the last two seasons, returned to the fold for the ...

May 3, 2015

Marinos captain Nakamura facing more time out

Yokohama F. Marinos captain Shunsuke Nakamura will face more time on the sidelines as the former Japanese international was diagnosed with a torn right thigh muscle that will keep him out for three weeks, the J. League club said on Sunday. Nakamura, 36, only ...

Apr 26, 2015

Gamba beat Albirex to move second

Red-hot striker Takashi Usami grabbed his eighth league goal of the season and Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated Albirex Niigata 2-1 at home on Sunday to move into second place in the J. League first division. Usami fired Gamba in front in the ...

Apr 19, 2015

Kazu scores again to rewrite record

Evergreen striker Kazuyoshi Miura scored his second goal of the season on Sunday to extend his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer. Miura, at the age of 48 years, 1 month, 24 days, scored in the first half of Yokohama FC’s second-division match ...