Own goal lifts FC Tokyo

Feb 25, 2017

Own goal lifts FC Tokyo

Yuto Misao scored a freak own goal to gift FC Tokyo a shock 1-0 win away against the defending champion Kashima Antlers on the opening day of the J. League season on Saturday. Misao, a preseason signing from Shonan Bellmare, bundled over the line ...

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown

Feb 24, 2017

Antlers looking to defend J. League crown

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The following is second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIMA ANTLERS Last season: champions (third in overall table) Kashima could not have wished for a ...

Antlers enter new campaign hungry for more success

Feb 22, 2017

Antlers enter new campaign hungry for more success

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Kashima Antlers’ phenomenal end to last season has whetted, not sated, their appetite for more success, insists manager Masatada Ishii. Antlers rose from the ashes of an inconsistent J. League campaign that saw them finish third in the overall table — 15 points behind ...

Reds, Antlers open Asian Champions League campaign with victories

Feb 21, 2017

Reds, Antlers open Asian Champions League campaign with victories

It was a resounding night for J. League clubs in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday, as both Urawa Reds and Kashima Antlers launched their continental campaign with wins over Western Sydney Wanderers and Ulsan Hyundai, respectively. Urawa got things going with a 4-0 ...

Shibasaki signs with Spanish side Tenerife

Feb 1, 2017

Shibasaki signs with Spanish side Tenerife

Kashima Antlers midfielder Gaku Shibasaki has signed for Tenerife in the Spanish second division on Tuesday after his proposed transfer to La Liga side Las Palmas fell through. The 24-year-old Shibasaki was expected to join Las Palmas by Tuesday’s winter transfer deadline after he ...

Jan 14, 2017

Antlers' Shibasaki linked with move to Las Palmas in Spain

Spanish first-division side Las Palmas is considering signing midfielder Gaku Shibasaki, the online edition of AS newspaper reported Friday. The 24-year-old, who last month grabbed worldwide attention with a brace against Real Madrid in the Club World Cup final, has not extended his contract ...

Jan 12, 2017

Antlers to face FC Tokyo in season opener

The reigning champion Kashima Antlers will open the upcoming soccer season at home against FC Tokyo next month, the J. League announced on Thursday. The Antlers, who were runners-up to Real Madrid in December’s Club World Cup held in Japan, will start the new ...

Frontale, Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2016

Frontale, Antlers advance to Emperor's Cup final

Shogo Taniguchi grabbed the late winner as Kawasaki Frontale reached their first Emperor’s Cup final after a 1-0 win over Omiya Ardija on Thursday. Kawasaki will meet the Kashima Antlers in the final on New Year’s Day after the J. League champions beat Yokohama ...