Gamba crowned J. League champions

Dec 6, 2014

Gamba crowned J. League champions

Gamba Osaka captured their second J. League championship despite a 0-0 draw at relegated Tokushima Vortis, thanks to another late collapse from Urawa Reds, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Nagoya Grampus on Saturday. The 2014 J. League season drew to a close ...

Dec 3, 2014

Antlers' Nakata to retire after season

Koji Nakata, a towering presence in defense for both the J. League’s Kashima Antlers and Japan’s national team will retire at the end of the season, Antlers announced Wednesday. The 35-year-old, who has also played in France and Switzerland, has appeared in just three ...

Kashima slip allows Urawa to extend lead

Oct 5, 2014

Kashima slip allows Urawa to extend lead

Kashima Antlers lost significant ground on J. League first-division leaders Urawa Reds after going down 3-2 at home to Gamba Osaka on Sunday. Kashima started the day in second place, but the seven-time league champions fell seven points back of Reds after Brazilian striker ...

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Aug 9, 2014

Endo strike propels Antlers past Grampus

Yasushi Endo scored a cracking last-minute winner as Kashima Antlers came from a goal down to beat struggling Nagoya Grampus 3-2 away and move within four points of idle J. League leader Sagan Tosu on Saturday. The result moved seven-time champion Antlers onto 33 ...

Kudo goal gives Reysol triumph over Antlers

May 3, 2014

Kudo goal gives Reysol triumph over Antlers

by Andrew Mckirdy

Masato Kudo scored on the stroke of halftime as Kashiwa Reysol scalped J. League leaders Kashima Antlers 1-0 on Saturday to pick up their third straight win. Both teams went into the match at Hitachi Stadium having claimed back-to-back victories over the busy Golden ...

Vissel edge Antlers

Apr 19, 2014

Vissel edge Antlers

by Andrew Mckirdy

Vissel Kobe went top of the J. League for at least 24 hours after an incident-packed 3-2 win over Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Both sides went into the game at Kashima Stadium knowing that a win would be enough to claim first place with ...

Kawamata on target as Albirex sink Antlers

Apr 12, 2014

Kawamata on target as Albirex sink Antlers

by Gus Fielding

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 ...