Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

May 25, 2016

Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

A brace from little-used Shohei Otsuka just kept Kawasaki alive in the Nabisco Cup as Frontale defeated Group B leaders Vegalta Sendai 2-1 on Wednesday. Otsuka opened the scoring in the 43rd minute before doubling Kawasaki’s lead early in the second half. Substitute Ramon ...

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 ...

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Nov 14, 2015

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Vegalta Sendai defeated relegated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Emperor’s Cup. Shingo Tomita bundled in the opener midway through the second half at a rain-hit Yurtec Stadium and Naoki Sugai scored an equally scrappy second to all ...

Kurata brace keeps Gamba's treble hopes alive

Oct 25, 2015

Kurata brace keeps Gamba's treble hopes alive

Shu Kurata scored twice as Gamba Osaka kept alive their hopes of repeating last year’s domestic treble success with a crucial 3-1 win away at Vegalta Sendai on Sunday. Patric opened the scoring midway through the first half at Yurtec Stadium and Kurata scored ...

Muto leads Reds to third consecutive triumph

Aug 22, 2015

Muto leads Reds to third consecutive triumph

Japan international Yuki Muto scored and assisted against his former club as Urawa Reds rolled to their third straight victory with a 3-1 win over Vegalta Sendai in the J. League second stage on Saturday. Muto, one of the few bright spots for Japan’s ...

Suzuki strikes late to rescue point for Reysol

Mar 13, 2015

Suzuki strikes late to rescue point for Reysol

Daisuke Suzuki grabbed a last-ditch equalizer to rescue a point for Kashiwa Reysol in a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Vegalta Sendai in the J. League first division on Friday night. Defender Hirofumi Watanabe looked to have sealed victory for the visitors on ...

Arnold out at Vegalta after six J. League games

Apr 9, 2014

Arnold out at Vegalta after six J. League games

Manager Graham Arnold has left Vegalta Sendai by “mutual consent” on Wednesday, becoming the J. League’s first coaching casualty of the season. Assistant Susumu Watanabe has replaced former Australia coach Arnold, whose side was winless in eight league and league cup games combined in ...

Gamba looking for payback

| Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

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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-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began ...

Arnold still getting used to life at Vegalta

Feb 24, 2014

Arnold still getting used to life at Vegalta

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New Vegalta Sendai manager Graham Arnold admits to being overwhelmed by the job so far, but the Australian is quietly confident of finding his feet over the coming J. League season. Former Australia boss Arnold was the surprise choice to replace Makoto Teguramori after ...