Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising


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


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 ...

Oct 30, 2015

Reysol hand reins to Brazilian Mendes

Milton Mendes has been appointed the new manager of Kashiwa Reysol, the J. League first-division club said Friday. “I’ve always wished to work in Japan. Kashiwa have a rich tradition and are renowned for their youth development,” said the 50-year-old Brazilian, who managed Atletico ...

Oct 28, 2015

Reysol manager Yoshida to quit at end of season

Tatsuma Yoshida will step down as manager of Kashiwa Reysol at the end of this season, the J. League first-division club said on Wednesday. Yoshida is expected to be replaced by Brazilian Milton Mendes. Yoshida led Kashiwa to the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions ...

Guangzhou eliminates Kashiwa

Sep 16, 2015

Guangzhou eliminates Kashiwa

China’s Guangzhou Evergrande did enough to move on to the Asian Champions League semifinal stage on Tuesday, securing a 1-1 draw with Kashiwa Reysol at Tianhe Sport Center Stadium to advance 4-2 on aggregate, keeping their hopes for a second ACL title in three ...