Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Sep 27, 2014

Cacau strike guides Cerezo past Reds

Former Germany international Cacau struck a superb winner to lift Cerezo Osaka out of the relegation zone thank to a surprise 1-0 victory at home to J-League leaders Urawa Reds on Saturday. Cacau took a pass from Kenyu Sugimoto and rifled in off the ...

Sep 27, 2014

Yamaguchi out for rest of season

Cerezo Osaka captain and World Cup midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi has undergone knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season, the J. League first-division club said Saturday. The 23-year-old Yamaguchi damaged the meniscus in his right knee during a 0-0 draw at home ...

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Sep 20, 2014

Reds take care of business against undermanned Reysol

Urawa Reds opened up a six-point lead at the top of the J. League on Saturday after a 3-1 win at home to nine-man Kashiwa Reysol. Former Reysol defender Daisuke Nasu headed in a superb cross from Tadaaki Hirakawa to put Urawa in front ...

Sep 17, 2014

Nelsinho to leave Reysol after season

Kashiwa Reysol’s Brazilian manager Nelsinho will step down at the end of this season, the J. League first-division club said Wednesday. The 64-year-old former Verdy Kawasaki and Nagoya Grampus boss took over at Reysol in July 2009 and revived the club’s fortunes after it ...

Reds thrash S-Pulse to strengthen lead atop table

Sep 13, 2014

Reds thrash S-Pulse to strengthen lead atop table

Urawa Reds cruised to a 4-1 win at Shimizu S-Pulse to tighten their grip on top spot on Saturday as first-division action in the J. League resumed after a two-week international break. Ryota Moriwaki scored in his second straight game to set Reds on ...

Cerezo fire coach for second time this season

Sep 8, 2014

Cerezo fire coach for second time this season

Fading Cerezo Osaka made their second managerial change of the J. League season on Monday, promoting youth coach Yuji Okuma for Italian Marco Pezzaiuoli. A night after they were eliminated on aggregate from the Nabisco Cup despite beating Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 away in a ...

Holders Reysol march into Nabisco Cup semis

Sep 7, 2014

Holders Reysol march into Nabisco Cup semis

Kashiwa Reysol took another step toward defending their Nabisco Cup title after reaching the semifinals with a 3-1 second-leg win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday night. A well-taken late header from Eduardo wrapped up the scoring to earn the holders a 5-2 aggregate ...

Sep 4, 2014

Frontale's Okubo issued two-game ban

Kawasaki Frontale’s two-time World Cup striker Yoshito Okubo has received a two-match ban for smashing an advertising board during a match over the weekend, the J. League announced on Thursday. Okubo kicked the board in Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Nagoya Grampus and on ...

Yoshida urges Japan to forget World Cup flop

Sep 3, 2014

Yoshida urges Japan to forget World Cup flop

by Gus Fielding

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida has told his Japan teammates to flush the World Cup out of their system and try and restore bruised pride by giving new coach Javier Aguirre a win against Uruguay on Friday in his first game in charge. Eliminated in ...

Holders Reysol take charge of Nabisco Cup quarterfinal

Sep 3, 2014

Holders Reysol take charge of Nabisco Cup quarterfinal

Kashiwa Reysol stayed on track to defend their Nabisco Cup title with a 2-1 win away to 10-man Yokohama F. Marinos in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Leandro opened the scoring for Reysol in the 63rd minute, only for Kosuke ...