Usual suspects top the table early

Mar 12, 2014

Usual suspects top the table early

by Andrew Mckirdy

The new J. League season is just two weeks old, but already there is a familiar look about the top of the table. Of the four teams that have taken maximum points from their opening two games, three finished in the top five last ...

Gamba looking for payback

| Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

by Andrew Mckirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began ...

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

Jul 6, 2013

Ikeda leads Sagan to draw against Ardija

by Andrew Mckirdy

Sagan Tosu hit an 83rd-minute equalizer to claim a 1-1 draw with Omiya Ardija and cut the J.League leader’s cushion at the top to three points as play resumed from a six-week international break on Saturday. Surprise package Omiya went into the game at ...

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Apr 29, 2013

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Vegalta Sendai and Sagan Tosu shared the points in a stifling 1-1 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Naoyuki Fujita drew first blood for Tosu in the opening half before Sendai striker Shingo Akamine leveled minutes after halftime as the two struggling sides ...