S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

Nov 2, 2014

S-Pulse stay afloat by beating Frontale

by Andrew Mckirdy

Substitute Kazuya Murata injected dramatic new life into Shimizu S-Pulse’s J1 survival bid with a 90th-minute goal to seal a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. S-Pulse — who have been ever present in the top flight since the J. League began in ...

Reds thrash S-Pulse to strengthen lead atop table

Sep 13, 2014

Reds thrash S-Pulse to strengthen lead atop table

Urawa Reds cruised to a 4-1 win at Shimizu S-Pulse to tighten their grip on top spot on Saturday as first-division action in the J. League resumed after a two-week international break. Ryota Moriwaki scored in his second straight game to set Reds on ...

Kobe halts Shimizu's perfect Nabisco Cup run

May 24, 2014

Kobe halts Shimizu's perfect Nabisco Cup run

Vissel Kobe ended Shimizu S-Pulse’s perfect start to the Nabisco Cup campaign with a 2-1 away win on Saturday. Jung Woo-young opened the scoring for Kobe shortly after the half hour. Milivoje Novakovic equalized on the other side of halftime in the 63rd minute, ...

Apr 22, 2014

Shimizu forward Nagasawa to undergo knee surgery

J.League first-division side Shimizu S-Pulse announced Tuesday that forward Shun Nagasawa will have knee surgery and be out for eight months. The 25-year-old Nagasawa has three goals in eight league games this season and two more in the Nabisco Cup. Nagasawa snapped the ACL ...

Urawa prepares for darkest day

Mar 22, 2014

Urawa prepares for darkest day

by Andrew Mckirdy

Urawa Reds will make unwanted J. League history when they take on Shimizu S-Pulse at an empty Saitama Stadium on Sunday, and S-Pulse manager Afshin Ghotbi knows from experience that it will not be an occasion to savor. Reds became the first team to ...