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Frontale keep title hopes alive

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Kawasaki Frontale defender Elsinho scored in the 82nd minute to keep the J. League title race alive for at least another round with a 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka on Saturday. Frontale went into the game at Todoroki Stadium knowing that a loss to Gamba would hand league leaders Kashima Antlers ...

Antlers beat Reds to close in on J. League title

/ Nov 5, 2017

Antlers beat Reds to close in on J. League title

Kashima Antlers closed in on a record-extending ninth J. League championship title with a 1-0 win at home to Asian Champions League finalist Urawa Reds on Sunday. Brazilian midfielder Leandro settled the contest late in the second half as the defending champions opened up a ...

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

/ Nov 4, 2017

Cerezo claim first title with Levain Cup victory

Cerezo Osaka captured their first major domestic title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Kawasaki Frontale in the final of the YBC Levain Cup. Japan international Kenyu Sugimoto opened the scoring with an early strike at Saitama Stadium before Brazilian midfielder Souza netted deep ...

Marinos' Erick Mombaerts to step down after season

/ Nov 2, 2017

Marinos' Erick Mombaerts to step down after season

Yokohama F. Marinos manager Erick Mombaerts will leave his post after this season, the team announced Thursday. Under the guidance of the 62-year-old Frenchman who has been at the helm since 2015, the Marinos are currently fifth in the league on 55 points from 16 ...

Antlers move closer to J. League title

/ Oct 29, 2017

Antlers move closer to J. League title

Kento Misao opened his J. League account as leaders Kashima Antlers took a major stride toward a record-extending ninth league championship trophy with a 2-1 win at Consadole Sapporo on Sunday. Kashima's victory, coupled with a 2-2 draw for second-placed Kawasaki Frontale at Kashiwa Reysol, ...

Goya strikes late to claim draw for Gamba at Urawa

/ Oct 22, 2017

Goya strikes late to claim draw for Gamba at Urawa

Substitute Hiroto Goya snatched a last-gasp equalizer to earn a point for Gamba Osaka in a pulsating 3-3 draw away to Asian Champions League finalists Urawa Reds in the J. League on Sunday. Riding high after beating big-spending Shanghai SIPG in midweek to reach the ...

Reds look to change image in ACL final

/ Oct 19, 2017

Reds look to change image in ACL final

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Urawa Reds defender Tomoaki Makino hailed his team's composure and resilience after holding off star-studded Shanghai SIPG to book its place in the Asian Champions League final on Wednesday night. Rafael Silva scored in the 12th minute to give Urawa a 1-0 win over Shanghai ...