Feb 4, 2016

FC Tokyo, Thai club Chonburi to vie for ACL berth

FC Tokyo will face Chonburi of Thailand in a playoff to decide who will join this season’s Asian Champions League, the Japan Football Association announced Thursday. The Thai side overcame Myanmar’s Yangon United 3-2 on Tuesday and will now travel to face FC Tokyo ...

Jan 4, 2016

Sagan Tosu to hire Ficcadenti: source

J. League first-division side Sagan Tosu will name former FC Tokyo boss Massimo Ficcadenti as their next manager, a team official said Monday. The 48-year-old Italian’s hiring is expected to be announced officially on Tuesday. The news comes after Sagan failed to come to ...

Dec 29, 2015

Reds earn automatic qualification for Asian Champions League

Urawa Reds have clinched their automatic qualification for next season’s Asian Champions League after advancing to the Emperor’s Cup final on Tuesday, the Japan Football Association announced. The J. League championship winners Sanfrecce Hiroshima and runners-up Gamba Osaka had already booked the two automatic ...

Dec 15, 2015

FC Tokyo's Ota moving to Vitesse Arnhem

Defender Kosuke Ota will move to Dutch first-division side Vitesse Arnhem on a full transfer, his J. League first-division club FC Tokyo announced Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ota, who has played seven times for Japan, will be on contract with the Dutch side through the ...

Nov 27, 2015

Ficcadenti won't return to FC Tokyo

FC Tokyo manager Massimo Ficcadenti will leave the club at the end of the season following two years in charge, the J. League first-division side announced Friday. The Italian propelled the Gasmen to a second-place finish in the first stage this year, but finished ...

FC Tokyo eliminated  from title contention

Nov 22, 2015

FC Tokyo eliminated from title contention


FC Tokyo crashed out of J. League title contention after a 0-0 home draw with Sagan Tosu on Sunday that put defending champions Gamba Osaka into the championship playoffs instead. Tokyo went into the final day of the regular season third in the table ...

Reds edge FC Tokyo

Oct 24, 2015

Reds edge FC Tokyo


Urawa Reds stayed neck-and-neck with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the race for the J. League overall points title after a rip-roaring 4-3 win over FC Tokyo on Saturday. Urawa, which went into the game trailing Sanfrecce only on goal difference at the top of the ...

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win

Aug 16, 2015

Tokyo beats Gamba for third straight win


Nathan Burns scored the winner and created the opener as FC Tokyo defeated Japanese treble-winner Gamba Osaka 2-1 for its third straight victory in the J. League second stage on Sunday. Takuji Yonemoto put Tokyo on the board early thanks to Burns before Patric ...

Jul 12, 2015

Burns hoping to fill Muto void for FC Tokyo

Socceroos striker Nathan Burns has admitted he has a tough act to follow but hopes his arrival at FC Tokyo from Wellington Phoenix will help fill the void left by the departure of golden boy Yoshinori Muto to Bundesliga club Mainz. Burns came off ...

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo

Jul 11, 2015

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo


Superb second-half goals from midfielder Elsinho and Brazilian compatriot Renato lit up the Tamagawa Classico on Saturday as Kawasaki Frontale kicked off the J. League second stage with a 2-0 win over FC Tokyo. Elsinho opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half ...

Jul 7, 2015

Muto vows to make impact for Mainz

Striker Yoshinori Muto has pledged to bring goals for his new side Mainz as he headed to Germany on Tuesday. “I have some anxieties, but that they are dwarfed by my excitement,” said the 22-year-old at Haneda airport before boarding his flight. “I haven’t ...