Dec 16, 2014

Morishita named Sagan Tosu manager

Sagan Tosu said Tuesday hired former Jubilo Iwata boss Hitoshi Morishita as their new manager, the J. League first-division team announced on Tuesday. “I believe Tosu is the most modest and hard-working club in Japan,” Morishita said in a statement released by the team. ...

Urawa draw sends Gamba top

Nov 29, 2014

Urawa draw sends Gamba top

by Gus Fielding

Urawa Reds surrendered a last-gasp equalizer, and quite possibly the J. League title with it, after they were held to a 1-1 draw away to 10-man Sagan Tosu on Saturday. Yuki Abe’s second-half penalty looked to have clinched the three points and moved Reds ...

Aug 8, 2014

Sagan Tosu fires manager Yoon over lack of trust

Sagan Tosu said Friday that manager Yoon Jung-hwan’s contract with the J. League front-running top division club was terminated because of a lack of trust between the South Korean and his players. No further explanation was given for the firing of the 41-year-old Yoon, ...

Sagan beat Marinos to retain top spot

May 10, 2014

Sagan beat Marinos to retain top spot

by Gus Fielding

First-half goals from Kim Min-woo and Kei Ikeda ensured surprise leaders Sagan Tosu retained top spot in the J. League with a 2-1 win at Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday. Kim and Ikeda gave Tosu a two-goal cushion after 16 minutes and Yoon Jong-hwan’s ...

Usual suspects top the table early

Mar 12, 2014

Usual suspects top the table early

by Andrew Mckirdy

The new J. League season is just two weeks old, but already there is a familiar look about the top of the table. Of the four teams that have taken maximum points from their opening two games, three finished in the top five last ...

Gamba looking for payback

| Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

by Andrew Mckirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began ...

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

Jul 6, 2013

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

by Andrew Mckirdy

Sagan Tosu hit an 83rd-minute equalizer to claim a 1-1 draw with Omiya Ardija and cut the J.League leader’s cushion at the top to three points as play resumed from a six-week international break on Saturday. Surprise package Omiya went into the game at ...

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Apr 29, 2013

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Vegalta Sendai and Sagan Tosu shared the points in a stifling 1-1 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Naoyuki Fujita drew first blood for Tosu in the opening half before Sendai striker Shingo Akamine leveled minutes after halftime as the two struggling sides ...