Urawa prepares for darkest day

Mar 22, 2014

Urawa prepares for darkest day

by Andrew Mckirdy

Urawa Reds will make unwanted J. League history when they take on Shimizu S-Pulse at an empty Saitama Stadium on Sunday, and S-Pulse manager Afshin Ghotbi knows from experience that it will not be an occasion to savor. Reds became the first team to ...

Mar 12, 2014

J. League chariman calls Urawa banner 'racist'

New J.League chairman Mitsuru Murai said Wednesday that he considered a banner displayed by Urawa Reds fans on Saturday to be racist. Regarding the banner at Reds’ home game against first-division rivals Sagan Tosu that read, “Japanese only,” Murai said, “I recognize it as ...

Mar 11, 2014

J. League probes 'Japanese only' banner displayed at Urawa match

The nation’s professional soccer league said Monday it was investigating after an apparently racist banner reading “Japanese only” appeared at a weekend match. The large banner, written in English, was hoisted near a gate to the stands of a stadium in the city of ...

Lee joins Urawa after leaving Southampton

Jan 16, 2014

Lee joins Urawa after leaving Southampton

Former Japan striker Tadanari Lee has joined Urawa Reds just days after having his contract terminated by English Premier League club Southampton, Reds said Thursday. The 28-year-old striker will sign with Reds after undergoing a medical on his return to Japan. Southampton announced Tuesday ...

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 ...