Koroki sparks title-chasing Reds past Albirex

Oct 22, 2016

Koroki sparks title-chasing Reds past Albirex

Shinzo Koroki struck twice to keep leaders Urawa Reds in contention for a league and cup double after a last-gasp 2-1 win away to Albirex Niigata in the J. League first division on Saturday. Koroki opened the scoring early in the first half with ...

Reds capture J. League Cup

Oct 15, 2016

Reds capture J. League Cup

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Urawa Reds claimed their first trophy since 2007 after beating Gamba Osaka 5-4 on penalties to lift the J. League Cup following a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s final. Brazilian striker Ademilson staked Gamba to a 17th-minute lead at Saitama Stadium after dribbling more than ...

Oct 6, 2016

Urawa rallies to win first leg of League Cup semis

Urawa Reds came from behind late in the match to win 2-1 at FC Tokyo on Wednesday in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal. FC Tokyo grabbed an early lead through a header from midfielder Keigo Higashi in the fourth minute at ...

Reds stroll past Gamba

Oct 2, 2016

Reds stroll past Gamba

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Urawa Reds moved top of the overall J. League table and exorcized a few demons along the way with a 4-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Saturday. Reds, who had lost their last four games against Gamba, took a sixth-minute lead at Saitama Stadium ...

Reds heap more misery on Grampus

Aug 13, 2016

Reds heap more misery on Grampus

Urawa Reds downed relegation-threatened Nagoya Grampus 2-0 on Saturday in the J. League and moved top of the second-stage standings with their seventh win in eight games. Yuki Muto’s low effort opened the scoring a minute before intermission and Zlatan Ljubijankic added the second ...

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 ...