Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Jul 18, 2016

Omiya draws with Urawa in Saitama derby

Omiya Ardija won their first point in the Saitama derby in more than three years in a sweltering 2-2 draw at Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Before a bumper crowd of 53,951 at Saitama Stadium, Brazilian Mateus’ equalizer midway through the ...

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

May 7, 2016

Endo aiming for medal in Rio

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Urawa Reds defender Wataru Endo is expecting a feisty atmosphere in his first Saitama derby against Omiya Ardija on Sunday. But the Japan Under-23 captain knows the stakes will be even higher at the Rio Olympics this summer. Urawa takes on Omiya with both ...

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

Mar 20, 2016

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

A big day from Takuma Asano helped reigning champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima claim their first league win of the season on Sunday, a 5-1 decision at Omiya Ardija. Nigerian forward Peter Utaka and Asano combined to set each other up in the first half, and ...

Mar 11, 2016

Omiya Ardija president hopes Sasaki rejoins team's coaching staff

Omiya Ardija want departing Japan women’s team coach Norio Sasaki to rejoin the club’s coaching staff, the J. League first-division side’s president said Friday. “He (Sasaki) is someone who has always been at Omiya, and has great achievements,” club president Shigeru Suzuki said. “We’ll ...

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

Mar 5, 2016

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

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J. League second-division champions Omiya Ardija made it two wins out of two in their return to the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Serbian striker Dragan Mrdja scored a quickfire early double to put Omiya, which opened the ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

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The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

Nov 14, 2015

Ardija claim J2 title, earn promotion

Omiya Ardija won promotion back to the J. League first division by clinching the second-division title in a 3-2 comeback win at Oita Trinita on Saturday. Omiya, which was relegated last season following 10 years in J1, went down to two early second-half goals ...

Urawa beats Omiya as home fans return

Apr 2, 2014

Urawa beats Omiya as home fans return

Out-of-favor Japan international Tadanari Lee scored his first goal in Urawa colors as Reds welcomed back their supporters with a 2-1 victory over derby rivals Omiya Ardija in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Winter signing Lee netted midway through the opening half and set ...

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

Mar 8, 2014

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

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A stunning second-half strike from Yoshizumi Ogawa provided Akira Nishino with his first win as Nagoya Grampus manager as the 2010 J. League champions edged Omiya Ardija 2-1 away on Saturday. Ex-Japan striker Keiji Tamada finished with aplomb in the 53rd minute and Ogawa ...