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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 ...

Nagasawa double lifts Gamba past Reysol

/ Mar 5, 2017

Nagasawa double lifts Gamba past Reysol

Gamba Osaka claimed their first J. League win of the season Sunday, striker Shun Nagasawa hitting a brace in their 3-1 win at Kashiwa Reysol on the second weekend of the season. Gamba, who suffered a shock 4-1 home defeat to Jeju United of ...

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

/ Mar 4, 2017

Reds bounce back against Cerezo

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Urawa Reds picked up their first points of the new J. League season with a 3-1 win over Cerezo Osaka on Saturday. Reds, who finished top of the overall table last season only to lose the championship final against Kashima Antlers, began the 2017 ...

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

/ Mar 2, 2017

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

Vissel Kobe have acquired German World Cup-winning striker Lukas Podolski from Turkish club Galatasaray on a multiyear contract, the J. League first-division side said Thursday. Vissel are discussing with Galatasaray the timing of the 31-year-old Podolski’s move to Kobe. “I can confirm that at ...

/ Mar 1, 2017

Striker Utaka joins FC Tokyo on loan from Hiroshima

FC Tokyo have signed former Nigeria international striker and last season’s J. League first-division joint top scorer Peter Utaka on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the club said Wednesday. The 33-year-old Utaka, who bagged 19 goals for Hiroshima in 2016 to share the Golden Boot ...