Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Jul 18, 2016

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Omiya Ardija won their first point in the Saitama derby in more than three years in a sweltering 2-2 draw at Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Before a bumper crowd of 53,951 at Saitama Stadium, Brazilian Mateus’ equalizer midway through the ...

Jun 23, 2016

Koroki to play for Japan in Rio as overage player

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki will head to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the third and final overage player to be selected, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. Koroki and Urawa have been in discussions with the JFA over the call-up, and the ...

Makino leads Urawa to comeback win over Tokyo

Jun 22, 2016

Makino leads Urawa to comeback win over Tokyo

Japan defender Tomoaki Makino scored twice as Urawa Reds stopped the rot by coming from two goals down to beat FC Tokyo 3-2 at home in a rescheduled J. League first-division game on Wednesday night. Reds saw their fading first-stage title hopes end with ...

Jun 22, 2016

Urawa hands bans to unruly fans

Urawa Reds said Wednesday they have handed down home-game bans to two supporters for unruly behavior after the team’s 4-2 loss away to Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday. One supporter was banned for four games for throwing water at Reds players after the match, while ...

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Jun 19, 2016

Japan names Koroki as final overage player for Rio

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki was named the Japan Football Association’s third and final overage player for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday. Koroki, pending successful discussions with the player and his club, will join defenders Tsukasa Shiotani (Sanfrecce Hiroshima) and Hiroki ...

Urawa's first-stage title hopes fade with defeat at Gamba

Jun 15, 2016

Urawa's first-stage title hopes fade with defeat at Gamba

Urawa Reds’ faltering first-stage title hopes suffered another major blow with a 1-0 defeat away to bitter rivals Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Takashi Usami did the damage with the only goal of the game on a breakaway ...

Reds mull legal options over tweets

Jun 14, 2016

Reds mull legal options over tweets

The Urawa Reds may consider legal action against the person who taunted Kashima Antlers Brazilian midfielder Caio with racist tweets, the J. League first-division club announced on its website Monday. The tweets were made after Antlers defeated Reds 2-0 on Saturday. Urawa said that ...

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Jun 12, 2016

Koroki, Shiotani eye Olympic soccer overage berths

Urawa Reds striker Shinzo Koroki said Saturday he is honored to be considered among the three overage players on the shortlist for Japan’s team to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “It’s flattering and an incredible honor to have your name mentioned,” Koroki said after ...

FC Seoul eliminates Urawa on penalty kicks

May 26, 2016

FC Seoul eliminates Urawa on penalty kicks

Urawa Reds mounted a remarkable extra-time comeback against FC Seoul but conceded a last-minute equalizer for a 3-3 draw on aggregate, and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on penalties 7-6 on Wednesday in a frenetic round-of-16 encounter. Holding a 1-0 lead ...