Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

Nov 30, 2016

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense crashes; 71 dead

An aircraft carrying passengers including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading for a regional tournament final crashed in Colombia late Monday, killing 71 people onboard, AP reported Tuesday citing Colombian authorities. Six people were rescued and are receiving treatment at hospitals and elsewhere, ...

Frontale, Antlers to meet in high-pressure playoff semifinal

Nov 22, 2016

Frontale, Antlers to meet in high-pressure playoff semifinal

Kawasaki Frontale only need a draw in Wednesday’s semifinal of the J. League championship playoff against Kashima Antlers to advance, but victory is all they will be playing for, firebrand striker Yoshito Okubo said. “You can’t win if you play with a draw on ...

Nov 19, 2016

Kazama to take over at Grampus

Kawasaki Frontale manager Yahiro Kazama will coach relegated Nagoya Grampus next season, sources said Saturday. The 55-year-old Kazama has steered Kawasaki into the J. League Championship playoff semifinal after the club finished second in the overall standings this season. He is stepping down at ...

Nov 7, 2016

Oniki to take over as Frontale manager

Kawasaki Frontale announced on Monday they have promoted Toru Oniki to manage the team next season. The move was waiting to be rubber-stamped after Frontale said last week that Oniki, 42, would inherit the club from Yahiro Kazama, who will step down at season’s ...

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 ...

Frontale keep pressure on Reds

Oct 29, 2016

Frontale keep pressure on Reds

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Kawasaki Frontale ensured that the race for the J. League Championship top seed will go down to the final day of the regular season after a 1-0 win over Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Urawa Reds beat Jubilo Iwata 1-0 to stay top of the ...

Stress-free Nakamura eyes title for Frontale

Oct 26, 2016

Stress-free Nakamura eyes title for Frontale

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Kawasaki Frontale playmaker Kengo Nakamura has credited a newfound selfish streak for his resurgent form this season and is hoping to ride it all the way to the club’s first J. League title. “The younger players in the team have really improved this year ...

Kawasaki manager Kazama to step down after season

Oct 12, 2016

Kawasaki manager Kazama to step down after season

Kawasaki Frontale manager Yahiro Kazama will step down at the end of the season when his five-year contract expires, the J. League first-division club announced Wednesday. The 54-year-old, who assumed the role from Naoki Soma early in the 2012 season, was asked to stay ...

Late Kobayashi winner sends Frontale into playoffs

Sep 25, 2016

Late Kobayashi winner sends Frontale into playoffs

Yu Kobayashi struck in the 105th minute as Kawasaki Frontale qualified for their first J. League Championship Playoff with a dramatic 3-2 win over Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. Kenta Kano and Koji Miyoshi had given Kawasaki a two-goal lead going into injury time ...

Oliveira's rapid-fire hat trick powers Reysol past Frontale

Aug 27, 2016

Oliveira's rapid-fire hat trick powers Reysol past Frontale

Brazilian striker Diego Oliveira scored a first-half hat trick as Kashiwa Reysol clipped high-flying Kawasaki Frontale’s wings with a 5-2 win in the J. League first division on Saturday. Oliveira struck twice in the first five minutes and Akimi Barada grabbed a third for ...