Soccer Topics

Aug 8, 2014

Sagan Tosu fires manager Yoon over lack of trust

Sagan Tosu said Friday that manager Yoon Jung-hwan’s contract with the J. League front-running top division club was terminated because of a lack of trust between the South Korean and his players. No further explanation was given for the firing of the 41-year-old Yoon, ...

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Aug 6, 2014

Leandro penalty guides Reysol past Argentine side Lanus

Brazilian striker Leandro set up the opener and scored a late penalty as Nabisco Cup holders Kashiwa Reysol kept the Suruga Bank Championship trophy in Japan with a 2-1 win over Copa Sudamericana champions Lanus of Argentina on Wednesday night. Kaoru Takayama gave Reysol ...

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Aug 2, 2014

Nasu rescues Urawa point but Sagan take top spot

Veteran defender Daisuke Nasu rescued a point with a dramatic late equalizer, but Urawa Reds surrendered top spot in the J. League first division on Saturday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Vissel Kobe. Reds striker Shinzo Koroki opened the ...

Aug 1, 2014

JFA looking into changing schedule

The Japan Football Association said Thursday it hopes to drastically revise the J. League and Emperor’s Cup schedule in an effort to strengthen the national team after Japan crashed out in the first round at the World Cup finals in Brazil. JFA technical director ...

Jul 30, 2014

S-Pulse fire manager Ghotbi

Shimizu S-Pulse have fired Afshin Ghotbi as manager of the first-division J. League club due to his team’s lackluster first half to the season, a source familiar with the situation said late on Tuesday. Ghotbi, 50, will be replaced by former S-Pulse player Katsumi ...

Urawa sets successive shutout record with win at Tokushima

Jul 23, 2014

Urawa sets successive shutout record with win at Tokushima

Former Asian club champions Urawa Reds tightened their grip on top spot in the first division on Wednesday with a 2-0 win away to rock-bottom Tokushima Vortis, setting a J. League record in the process with a seventh consecutive clean sheet. Defender Tomoaki Makino ...

Reds resume winning ways as J. League returns from break

Jul 19, 2014

Reds resume winning ways as J. League returns from break

Urawa Reds scraped a 1-0 win over visiting Albirex Niigata as top-flight action in the J. League resumed in full on Saturday after a two-month break for the World Cup finals in Brazil. Topping the table heading into the summer recess, Reds were the ...

Jul 13, 2014

JEF United Chiba reach Emperor's Cup third round

Forward Takayuki Morimoto scored a brace as JEF United Chiba downed AC Nagano Parceiro 3-2 in newly appointed J. League second-division club manager Takashi Sekizuka’s first match in the second round of the Emperor’s Cup on Sunday. J1 clubs Sagan Tosu and Albirex Niigata ...