Sep 27, 2016

Struggling Albirex fire Yoshida

Tatsuma Yoshida has been let go as manager of relegation-haunted Niigata Albirex, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida will be replaced by coach Koichiro Katafuchi after four straight defeats have left Niigata 15th in the overall J1 table with seven ...

Mar 10, 2016

Albirex players Suzuki, Matsubara sidelined with injuries

Japan Under-23 internationals Musashi Suzuki and Ken Matsubara will both be out of action for three months due to injury, their J. League first-division club Albirex Niigata said on Thursday. Striker Suzuki has strained quad muscles in his left leg, while Matsubara is sidelined ...

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs

Feb 14, 2016

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs


The Yokohama B-Corsairs matched the visiting Niigata Albirex’s intensity for the opening quarter on Sunday. After that, things fell apart for the B-Corsairs. Hot-shooting Niigata erupted for 29 second-quarter points and seized control of the game in a runaway 104-83 victory at Hiratsuka Gymnasium. ...

Apr 29, 2013

Albirex capture Eastern Conference title


The Niigata Albirex torched the Sendai 89ers in Sunday’s season finale and collected their first-ever Eastern Conference regular-season title. The final score — Niigata 109, Sendai 63 — was a mere formality. The game had been decided by halftime. The 89ers trailed 54-21 at ...