Jan 15, 2016

Kanazaki returning to Portugal from Antlers

Japan international striker Mu Kanazaki will return to Portuguese second-division club Portimonense after spending last season on loan in the J. League top flight with Kashima Antlers, Portimonense said Thursday. Portimonense said it had received offers for the 26-year-old’s services from several clubs both ...

Nov 26, 2015

Motoyama leaving Antlers after 18 seasons

Former Japan midfielder Masashi Motoyama will not be back season with his club of 18 seasons, Kashima Antlers, the J. League first-division club announced Thursday. The 36-year-old, who has scored 38 goals in 365 J1 games, will seek to move to another club. In ...

Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

Oct 31, 2015

Antlers capture 6th Nabisco Cup

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Kashima Antlers lit the touchpaper in the second half to beat Gamba Osaka 3-0 and win the Nabisco Cup for a record sixth time on Saturday. Kashima dominated the match in front of 50,828 at Saitama Stadium but had to wait until the 60th ...

Oct 14, 2015

Hollyhock sink local rival Antlers in Emperor's Cup

Goalkeeper Takashi Kasahara was the hero as second-division Mito Hollyhock stunned its illustrious local rival Kashima Antlers 3-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to advance to the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday. Kasahara pulled off a string of saves to ...

Gamba to meet Kashima in Nabisco Cup final

Oct 11, 2015

Gamba to meet Kashima in Nabisco Cup final

Holders Gamba Osaka advanced to the final of the Nabisco Cup on Sunday after a 2-0 win over Albirex Niigata in the second leg of their semifinal. Niigata won the first leg 2-1 on Wednesday but former Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo fired in a ...

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Sep 19, 2015

Kanazaki steers Antlers past Ventforet

Mu Kanazaki struck in the second half as Kashima Antlers bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to Gamba Osaka with a 1-0 win away to Ventforet Kofu in the J. League first division on Saturday. Kanazaki scored the clincher with a well-taken header in ...

Usami brace steers Gamba past Antlers

Sep 12, 2015

Usami brace steers Gamba past Antlers

Japan striker Takashi Usami scored his 17th and 18th goals of the season to fire Gamba Osaka to a 2-1 win away to high-flying Kashima Antlers in the J. League second stage on Saturday. Usami struck twice in the space of 10 second-half minutes ...

Antlers cruise past FC Ryukyu

Sep 9, 2015

Antlers cruise past FC Ryukyu

J. League second-stage leaders Kashima Antlers overpowered third-division FC Ryukyu 3-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the third round of the Emperor’s Cup. Yuta Toyokawa celebrated his 21st birthday by giving Kashima the lead with a fabulous free kick before Shuto Yamamoto put ...

Antlers notch three second-half goals to bury Frontale

Aug 29, 2015

Antlers notch three second-half goals to bury Frontale

Kashima Antlers stayed on top of the J. League second-stage table after a 3-1 away win to Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday. Second-half goals from Caio, Mu Kanazaki and Shuhei Akasaki pushed Kashima on to 22 points from nine games as Antlers remained perfect under ...

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

Aug 12, 2015

Kashima deals Hiroshima its first defeat of second stage

The resurgent Kashima Antlers dealt Sanfrecce Hiroshima their first defeat of the J. League second stage with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. Hiroshima had won its first five games of the stage but that run came to an end at Edion Stadium, where defender ...