Jun 6, 2014

Striker Osako signs with Cologne

Promoted Bundesliga side Cologne has signed Japan striker Yuya Osako from second-division 1860 Munich. Cologne reported on its website that the 24-year-old Osako will sign a contract through June 2017 subject to a medical. Both sides agreed not to disclose the transfer fee. Osako ...

Feb 11, 2014

Osako notches goal in German debut

Forward Yuya Osako scored in his overseas debut for German second-division club TSV 1860 Munich in Monday’s 1-1 home draw with Dusseldorf. The former Kashima Antlers man put his club in front when he opened his account in the 63rd minute. Osako pounced on ...

Jan 7, 2014

Forward Osako joins Munich squad

German second-division club TSV 1860 Munich on Tuesday unveiled Japan forward Yuya Osako, who has joined the team from J.League first-division side Kashima Antlers. “In order to improve, you need to change your environment,” the 23-year-old told a news conference. “The biggest thing is ...

Japan holds own with Dutch

Nov 17, 2013

Japan holds own with Dutch

Japan fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands on Saturday in a friendly between two World Cup qualifiers. Veteran Rafael van der Vaart scored a goal and set up another to give the Netherlands an early lead. ...