First-place Reds dominant in win over Grampus

Apr 29, 2016

First-place Reds dominant in win over Grampus

The high-flying Urawa Reds maintained their grip on top spot in the J. League first division with a comprehensive 4-1 win at home to Nagoya Grampus on Friday. Nagoya’s Swedish striker Robin Simovic canceled out Yosuke Kashiwagi’s opener with a blistering effort shortly before ...

Frontale's Okubo notches brace in victory over FC Tokyo

Apr 16, 2016

Frontale's Okubo notches brace in victory over FC Tokyo

Yoshito Okubo issued Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic a fresh reminder of his goalscoring prowess with a brace on Saturday, his J1 record-extending 160th and 161st career goals helping league-leading Kawasaki Frontale come from behind to win 4-2 at FC Tokyo. Australian striker Nathan Burns ...

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Apr 2, 2016

Frontale stay unbeaten, fail to overtake first-place Reds

Kawasaki Frontale maintained their unbeaten start to the season but missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the J. League first division after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Caio capitalized on a defensive mistake by ...

Sanfrecce start defense with loss

Feb 27, 2016

Sanfrecce start defense with loss

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J. League Frontale 1 Sanfrecce 0 Yu Kobayashi stole the show from Hisato Sato and Yoshito Okubo as champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima went down 1-0 at the hands of Kawasaki Frontale in their J. League season opener on Saturday. With a stalemate looming on the ...

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

Feb 26, 2016

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

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The following is the second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA Last season: champions There could be no doubting Sanfrecce’s worth as champions last ...

Feb 4, 2016

Okubo named Japan's Footballer of the Year

Kawasaki Frontale striker Yoshito Okubo was named the 2015 Footballer of the Year on Thursday in a poll of Japan’s soccer writers. The 33-year-old won the honor for the first time, receiving 51 of 2011 valid votes cast after topping the J. League scoring ...

Dec 24, 2015

Ex-Catania striker Morimoto moving to Frontale

Former Serie A striker Takayuki Morimoto will join Kawasaki Frontale on a two-year deal starting Feb.1, the J. League first-division side announced Thursday. Morimoto, 27, scored five goals in 27 games in J2 this season, his third year with JEF United Chiba. He will ...

Reds stifled in bid to take lead

Nov 7, 2015

Reds stifled in bid to take lead

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Urawa Reds drew 1-1 with Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday to give Sanfrecce Hiroshima one hand on the J. League overall points title with one game of the regular season remaining. Shinzo Koroki scored in the 28th minute at Saitama Stadium to give Reds — ...