Jan 5, 2017

Frontale acquire midfielder Ienaga

Kawasaki Frontale have signed former Japan midfielder Akihiro Ienaga from Omiya Ardija, the J. League first-division club said on Thursday. The 30-year-old Ienaga had spells on loan from Spanish side Mallorca at South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai and his former club Gamba Osaka before joining ...

Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Jan 1, 2017

Kashima takes league and Emperor's Cup with 2-1 win over Kawasaki

Brazilian substitute Fabricio struck an extra-time winner as J. League champions Kashima Antlers completed a league and cup double with a 2-1 victory over Kawasaki Frontale in the Emperor’s Cup final on Sunday. Shuto Yamamoto headed Kashima into a 42nd-minute lead before Kawasaki hit ...

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 ...

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, ...

Frontale, Antlers to meet in high-pressure playoff semifinal

Nov 22, 2016

Frontale, Antlers to meet in high-pressure playoff semifinal

Kawasaki Frontale only need a draw in Wednesday’s semifinal of the J. League championship playoff against Kashima Antlers to advance, but victory is all they will be playing for, firebrand striker Yoshito Okubo said. “You can’t win if you play with a draw on ...

Nov 19, 2016

Kazama to take over at Grampus

Kawasaki Frontale manager Yahiro Kazama will coach relegated Nagoya Grampus next season, sources said Saturday. The 55-year-old Kazama has steered Kawasaki into the J. League Championship playoff semifinal after the club finished second in the overall standings this season. He is stepping down at ...

Nov 7, 2016

Oniki to take over as Frontale manager

Kawasaki Frontale announced on Monday they have promoted Toru Oniki to manage the team next season. The move was waiting to be rubber-stamped after Frontale said last week that Oniki, 42, would inherit the club from Yahiro Kazama, who will step down at season’s ...

Nov 4, 2016

Striker Okubo to join FC Tokyo: source

Kawasaki Frontale striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals, will join FC Tokyo next season, a source close to the move said Friday. Okubo’s contract with Frontale expires this year and several clubs had made ...