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 ...

Reysol capture Nabisco Cup title

Nov 2, 2013

Reysol capture Nabisco Cup title

Kashiwa Reysol completed their domestic trophy collection under manager Nelsinho with a resilient 1-0 victory over Urawa Reds in the Nabisco Cup final on Saturday. Man of the match Masato Kudo headed home the lone goal in first-half injury time as Kashiwa lifted the ...

Urawa looking to end title drought in Nabisco Cup final

Nov 1, 2013

Urawa looking to end title drought in Nabisco Cup final

Former Asian champions Urawa Reds hope to end a six-year title drought in Saturday’s Nabisco Cup final against Emperor’s Cup holders Kashiwa Reysol. Reds have not won a single trophy since rising to the top of the continent with victory in the 2007 Asian ...

Reds, Reysol earn spots in Nabisco Cup final

Oct 12, 2013

Reds, Reysol earn spots in Nabisco Cup final

Urawa Reds will face Kashiwa Reysol in the Nabisco Cup final after defeating Kawasaki Frontale 1-0 in the second leg of the semifinals on Saturday. After a 3-3 aggregate, Reds reached the Nov. 2 showdown at Tokyo’s National Stadium on away goals thanks to ...

Reds roll to comprehensive victory over Ardija

Oct 5, 2013

Reds roll to comprehensive victory over Ardija

by Andrew Mckirdy

Urawa Reds got their faltering J. League title challenge back on track in emphatic style with a 4-0 win over local rivals Omiya Ardija on Saturday. Reds went into the match at Saitama Stadium trailing league leaders Yokohama F. Marinos by four points having ...