Jo scores decisive goal as Grampus top Gamba in return to J1

Nagoya Grampus marked their return to the top flight in winning style Saturday with a 3-2 away victory over Gamba Osaka. Following a year in the second division, the J. League foundation club signaled its intention to remain in J1 with an eye-catching attacking display spearheaded by Brazilian forward Jo, who ...

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

/ Feb 10, 2018

Cerezo down Frontale in season-opening Super Cup

Emperor's Cup holders Cerezo Osaka opened the season on a winning note Saturday, defeating reigning J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale 3-2 in the Fuji Xerox Super Cup. Cerezo, who defeated Frontale 2-0 in November's League Cup final, opened the scoring at Saitama Stadium on a ...

/ Feb 3, 2018

Striker Rafael Silva OKs move to China's Wuhan Zall

Brazilian striker Rafael Silva has agreed to join Chinese second-division club Wuhan Zall after playing one season with the Urawa Reds, the J. League team said Saturday. Silva, who moved to the Reds for the 2017 season from J2 club Albirex Niigata, helped Urawa claim ...

Former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou takes reins at Marinos

/ Jan 14, 2018

Former Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou takes reins at Marinos

Former Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was introduced as head coach of Yokohama F. Marinos on Sunday. The 52-year-old announced his shock resignation from the Socceroos in November, weeks after guiding Australia through a lengthy qualifying campaign for this year's World Cup in Russia. "Our goal is ...

/ Jan 12, 2018

Frontale acquire Manabu Saito from Marinos

Kawasaki Frontale have agreed to a deal that will bring former Japan international Manabu Saito from Yokohama F. Marinos, the two clubs announced Friday. The move will give defending champion Frontale a boost ahead of the 2018 season as they continue team-building efforts, despite Saito ...

/ Jan 4, 2018

Tosu's Yohei Toyoda moves to Ulsan Hyundai on loan

Sagan Tosu striker Yohei Toyoda has signed a one-year loan deal with Ulsan Hyundai, the J. League team announced Thursday. The 32-year-old former Japan international, who has been capped eight times for his country over his 14-year career, will play for the South Korean club ...