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Kashima rolls into last 16 of Emperor's Cup

/ Jul 12, 2017

Kashima rolls into last 16 of Emperor's Cup

Holders Kashima Antlers cruised into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup with a 5-0 drubbing of second-division Montedio Yamagata on Wednesday night.Kawasaki Frontale, who lost to Antlers in last season’s final in Osaka, beat J2 club Thespakusatsu Gunma 4-0 and also reached the ...

/ Jul 12, 2017

FC Tokyo signs Thai midfielder Jakkit on loan

FC Tokyo has signed Thai midfielder Jakkit Wachpirom from Bangkok United on a loan deal to the end of the season, the J. League first division club announced Wednesday.The 20-year-old Jakkit has played for his under-23 national side, and was a part of the ...

Man United acquires  Lukaku on $97 million deal

Jul 11, 2017

Man United acquires Lukaku on $97 million deal

Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United from Everton for £75 million ($97 million) on Monday after the striker rejected a late bid by his former club Chelsea.The 24-year-old Belgium international signed a five-year deal and became the second-most expensive player in United’s history after close ...

Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

/ Jul 10, 2017

Sanfrecce appoint old boy Jonsson as manager

Former Sanfrecce Hiroshima midfielder Jan Jonsson has been appointed the club’s new manager, the J. League first-division side said Monday.The 57-year-old Swede arrived in Hiroshima in 1993 initially as an assistant coach, but wound up playing six games and scoring once for the team ...

Rooney returns to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Jul 9, 2017

Rooney returns to Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer’s biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.The 31-year-old Rooney, the most recognized and scrutinized English soccer player, has been getting accustomed to a ...

Jul 9, 2017

Lukaku confirms move to Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku has confirmed he will be joining Manchester United from Everton.Pre-empting an official announcement by the clubs, the Belgium striker said in an interview with ESPN that he chose United despite a late offer from Premier League champion Chelsea, his former team. “My ...

Lukaku arrested for loud music at house party

Jul 9, 2017

Lukaku arrested for loud music at house party

Soccer star Romelu Lukaku is in trouble for raucous partying in California.Lukaku, 24, was arrested at a house he was staying at in Beverly Hills after officers warned him five times to turn down the music at a party, police said Saturday. The striker ...

Sanfrecce salvage point against in-form Marinos

/ Jul 8, 2017

Sanfrecce salvage point against in-form Marinos

Brazilian striker Anderson Lopes earned a vital point for troubled Sanfrecce Hiroshima with a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw away to in-form Yokohama F Marinos in the J. League first division on Saturday night.Playing their first game since Hajime Moriyasu stepped down in ...

Belgium striker Lukaku set to join United

Jul 8, 2017

Belgium striker Lukaku set to join United

Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United for a reported £75 million ($97 million), a record fee between British clubs, after the buying club announced Saturday it had reached agreement with Everton.The 24-year-old’s signing — which the BBC says includes ...

Jul 8, 2017

Osako targets double-figure goal tally

Japan striker Yuya Osako returned to Germany on Saturday determined to score at least 10 goals with Cologne in the upcoming Bundesliga season.Osako helped Cologne to a fifth-place finish in the table last season but he was not satisfied with his haul of seven ...