Jan 12, 2017

Antlers to face FC Tokyo in season opener

The reigning champion Kashima Antlers will open the upcoming soccer season at home against FC Tokyo next month, the J. League announced on Thursday. The Antlers, who were runners-up to Real Madrid in December’s Club World Cup held in Japan, will start the new ...

FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

Jan 4, 2017

FC Tokyo announces Okubo signing

FC Tokyo on Wednesday announced the acquisition of former Japan striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals. The 34-year-old Okubo joins Tokyo after four years with Frontale. “In order (for FC Tokyo) to win the ...

Nov 22, 2016

Former Japan defender Komano leaving FC Tokyo

Two-time World Cup defender Yuichi Komano is parting ways with FC Tokyo, the J. League first-division club said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old fullback joined Tokyo at the start of the season from Jubilo Iwata, but was loaned out to Avispa Fukuoka in July. Komano, ...

Nov 4, 2016

Striker Okubo to join FC Tokyo: source

Kawasaki Frontale striker Yoshito Okubo, the all-time leading scorer in the J. League first division with 171 goals, will join FC Tokyo next season, a source close to the move said Friday. Okubo’s contract with Frontale expires this year and several clubs had made ...

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 ...

Sep 13, 2016

Kubo, 15, poised to become youngest player in J. League history

Fifteen-year-old former Barcelona prodigy Takefusa Kubo will be cleared to play for FC Tokyo’s top-flight team, which could make him the youngest ever to appear in the J. League’s first division, a club source said. Kubo is currently 15 years, 3 months old. Former ...

Jul 28, 2016

FC Tokyo's Yonemoto likely to undergo surgery for torn ACL

FC Tokyo midfielder Takuji Yonemoto has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days, the J. League first-division club said on Thursday. Yonemoto also suffered medial ligament damage in the knee in Tokyo’s ...

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

Jul 26, 2016

FC Tokyo hands coaching reins to Shinoda

FC Tokyo has promoted coach Yoshiyuki Shinoda to the top spot to replace fired manager Hiroshi Jofuku, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. Shinoda managed Avispa Fukuoka from 2008 to 2011 before signing on to coach with FC Tokyo. During Avispa’s time in ...