Jul 17, 2015

Albirex striker Silva sidelined with hamstring strain

Albirex Niigata striker Rafael Silva has been ruled out for six weeks with a right hamstring strain, the J. League club said Friday. The 23-year-old, who has bagged seven goals in 12 games so far this season, hurt his hamstring while training on July ...

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

Jun 27, 2015

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

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J. League first-stage champions Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 5-2 on Saturday night to complete the opening campaign with an unbeaten record. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium having already wrapped up the first-stage silverware the previous weekend, but the 2006 champions ...

Kawamata on target as Albirex sink Antlers

Apr 12, 2014

Kawamata on target as Albirex sink Antlers

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Kengo Kawamata strengthened his case for inclusion in Japan’s World Cup squad with a fabulous strike as Albirex Niigata knocked Kashima Antlers off the J. League summit with a 2-1 victory on Saturday. Kawamata opened the scoring midway through the first half with a ...

Reds gain ground in J.League title race

Aug 31, 2013

Reds gain ground in J.League title race

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Urawa Reds made up ground in the J.League title race with a 1-0 win over Albirex Niigata as front-runners Yokohama F. Marinos and Sanfrecce Hiroshima both lost on Saturday night. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium trailing first-place Marinos by four points ...