Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

Mar 5, 2016

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

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J. League second-division champions Omiya Ardija made it two wins out of two in their return to the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Serbian striker Dragan Mrdja scored a quickfire early double to put Omiya, which opened the ...

Mar 4, 2016

Defender Patrick joins Reysol on loan from Brazilian team

Kashiwa Reysol have signed defender Patrick on loan from Brazilian club Ferroviaria, the J. League first-division club announced Friday. The 22-year-old, 189-cm center back will join Reysol, who lost former Japan defender Daisuke Suzuki to Gimnastic de Tarragona in the Spanish second division last ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

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The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

Tanaka stays positive about return

Feb 15, 2016

Tanaka stays positive about return

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Jesus may not love him, but striker Junya Tanaka is not looking back in anger. Frozen out at Portuguese powerhouse Sporting Lisbon by coach Jorge Jesus, Tanaka has instead vowed to reproduce the kind of form that got him a move to Europe in ...

Feb 2, 2016

Veteran striker Tanaka rejoins Reysol

Former Japan international Junya Tanaka will return to Kashiwa Reysol, his Portuguese club Sporting announced on Monday. Tanaka, who was limited to just three league appearances this season, will be on loan to Kashiwa until July 2017, Sporting said. The deal includes an option ...

Defender Suzuki quits Reysol

Jan 15, 2016

Defender Suzuki quits Reysol

Kashiwa Reysol defender Daisuke Suzuki, linked with Spanish side Rayo Vallecano in November, has left the J. League first-division club, the team announced Friday. “I have a strong desire to face a new challenge in a new environment and thus reached this decision,” Suzuki ...

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Dec 29, 2015

Reds, Gamba advance to Emperor's Cup final

Substitute Tadanari Lee headed an extra-time winner as Urawa Reds edged Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 on Tuesday to advance to the Emperor’s Cup final. On target in the previous two rounds, Lee struck in the 117th minute of a tightly contested match to set Reds ...

Dec 2, 2015

Yoshida hired as next Albirex manager

Albirex Niigata have named exiting Kashiwa Reysol manager Tatsuma Yoshida as their manager for the new season on Wednesday. Yoshida took the helm at Reysol ahead of this season and guided his side to the quarterfinals in the Asian Champions League, bu t Kashiwa ...

Dec 1, 2015

Albirex close to hiring Yoshida

Former Kashiwa Reysol manager Tatsuma Yoshida is in the final stages of discussions with Albirex Niigata to become their new manager for next season, sources said Tuesday. Yoshida recently stepped down as manager of Kashiwa Reysol after leading the Chiba-based club to the quarterfinals ...

Nov 10, 2015

Reysol's Suzuki reveals offer from Spanish side Rayo

Kashiwa Reysol center back Daisuke Suzuki confirmed on Tuesday that Spanish first-division side Rayo Vallecano has made an offer for him and indicated he is ready to move after the start of the new year. “I’ve always had the will to one day play ...