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FC Tokyo falls again during German tour

FC Tokyo suffered its second straight defeat on its summer tour of Germany on Wednesday, losing 5-2 to Bundesliga side Mainz.Keigo Higashi leveled for Tokyo shortly after Gerrit Holtmann gave Mainz the lead six minutes into the second half. But goals from Danny Latza, Daniel Brosinski and Kenan Kodro put ...

/ Jul 13, 2017

Sanfrecce finalize deal with veteran striker Burns

Struggling Sanfrecce Hiroshima have signed Australian striker Nathan Burns, the J. League first-division club said Thursday.A member of Australia’s 2015 Asian Cup-winning squad, the 29-year-old Burns joined FC Tokyo in July that year and left after his contract expired at the end of last ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Podolski impresses Kobe teammates in first training session

Former German international striker Lukas Podolski impressed his new teammates on Friday as he began training with Vissel Kobe following his high-profile move to the J. League first-division club.The 32-year-old Podolski, who was introduced by the club on Thursday, looked sharp during the light ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Lee ruled out for four weeks with injury

Urawa Reds striker Tadanari Lee will be out for up to four weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first-division side said Friday. The former Southampton forward damaged ligaments in his left knee after coming on as a late substitute in Wednesday night’s ...

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

/ Jul 6, 2017

Podolski arrives with promise to boost Japan game

German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski on Thursday vowed to bolster enthusiasm for Japanese soccerl after arriving to join Vissel Kobe, bucking a trend of big-name players moving to cash-rich China.“I know the J. League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined ...

/ Jul 4, 2017

Hiroshima manager Moriyasu resigns

Sanfrecce Hiroshima coach Hajime Moriyasu has resigned to take responsibility for his side’s poor performance this season, the J. League first-division club said Tuesday.Moriyasu, 48, offered to step down after Hiroshima’s 4-3 away defeat to Urawa Reds on Saturday and the club could not ...