Okubo falls flat as Frontale lose to Marinos

May 18, 2014

Okubo falls flat as Frontale lose to Marinos

Japan striker Yoshito Okubo fired blanks in his final J. League game before the World Cup as Kawasaki Frontale were soundly beaten 3-0 by Yokohama F. Marinos in the Kanagawa derby on Sunday. The J. League heads into the break for the June 12-July ...

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

May 14, 2014

Hiroshima, Kawasaki knocked out of ACL

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima surrendered a two-goal first-leg advantage and crashed out of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night after a 2-0 defeat away to Western Sydney Wanderers in the round of 16. And Japanese interest in the competition ended an hour ...

Kawasaki Frontale advance to ACL knockout phase

Apr 22, 2014

Kawasaki Frontale advance to ACL knockout phase

Kawasaki Frontale became the first J.League club to reach the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Ulsan Hyundai in Group H on Tuesday. Yu Kobayashi and Yoshito Okubo struck in the opening half, with man-of-the-match Jeci closing the ...

Kawasaki chokes on Kashiwa's defense

Apr 11, 2014

Kawasaki chokes on Kashiwa's defense

Kawasaki Frontale, the J. League’s top scoring side, were stifled by Kashiwa Reysol, settling for a 1-1 draw that ended their three-game win streak on Friday. Frontale, who lead J1 with 16 goals from seven games, failed to overcome Leandro’s early strike at Todoroki ...

Frontale defeat Wanderers on Oshima's 88th-minute goal

Apr 1, 2014

Frontale defeat Wanderers on Oshima's 88th-minute goal

Ryota Oshima’s first goal in the Asian Champions League gave Kawasaki Frontale a much-needed 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Group H on Tuesday. Labinot Haliti opened the scoring for Western Sydney shortly before the break, but captain Kengo Nakamura leveled for the ...

Frontale edge Grampus on Okubo goal

Mar 28, 2014

Frontale edge Grampus on Okubo goal

Nagoya Grampus spurned the chance to go top of the J.League — for 24 hours at least — as Akira Nishino’s men crashed to their first defeat since the opening day of the season with a 1-0 reverse at Kawasaki Frontale on Friday night. ...

Mar 18, 2014

No evidence of Sanfrecce-Frontale match-fixing: J.League

The J.League said Tuesday it found no evidence of match-fixing in the March 8 game between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Kawasaki Frontale after receiving an alert about the match from FIFA. While all relevant parties have been cleared, it was Japanese soccer’s first suspected case ...

Reds' title hopes take hit

Nov 23, 2013

Reds' title hopes take hit

by Andrew Mckirdy

Urawa Reds all but surrendered the J. League title to Yokohama F. Marinos after a 3-1 defeat to Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday. Second-place Urawa went into the game at Saitama Stadium trailing league-leaders Marinos by a single point, but goals from Frontale’s Jeci and ...

Okubo brace sends Frontale past Reysol

Oct 6, 2013

Okubo brace sends Frontale past Reysol

J. League leading scorer Yoshito Okubo scored twice to pile more misery on Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday, helping Kawasaki Frontale to a 3-1 win in a potential dress rehearsal for next month’s Nabisco Cup final. Kashiwa was badly in need of a tonic after ...