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Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for as Kashiwa Reysol and Sagan Tosu battled to a 1-1 draw in the first of the day's J. League action. Gamba Osaka's 2-1 win at Shimizu ...

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

/ Sep 16, 2018

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

by Dan Orlowitz

After a trying year that has tested Japan with severe floods, record-setting heat, and fierce typhoons, the country was yet again challenged in September when a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted the northern island of Hokkaido, causing dozens of deaths and leaving millions without electricity. But ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

/ Sep 14, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

/ Sep 2, 2018

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

FC Tokyo's uphill battle for the J. League first division title failed to get any easier on Sunday after it was held to a scoreless draw at home by struggling Sagan Tosu. Tokyo's second straight scoreless draw left the third-place side winless in its last ...

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

/ Aug 31, 2018

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Shonan Bellmare ran out comfortable 3-1 winners away to V-Varen Nagasaki in the J-League on Friday night. In the only J1 clash of the night, the visitors went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to a 32nd-minute opener from Tsukasa Umesaki. The 31-year-old midfielder, ...

Vegalta Sendai's Takuma Nishimura transfers to CSKA Moscow

/ Aug 31, 2018

Vegalta Sendai's Takuma Nishimura transfers to CSKA Moscow

Vegalta Sendai forward Takuma Nishimura will make a full transfer to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, the J. League club announced Friday. It will be Nishimura's first stint with an overseas club, having spent his entire career with Vegalta since joining the J1 side ...

Vegalta's Takuma Nishimura on verge of move to CSKA Moscow

/ Aug 28, 2018

Vegalta's Takuma Nishimura on verge of move to CSKA Moscow

Vegalta Sendai forward Takuma Nishimura is poised for a move to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, a source said Monday. The 21-year-old's 11 goals are tied for the most by a Japanese player in the J. League's first division this season. With negotiations between the ...

Marinos take star-studded Vissel down a notch

/ Aug 26, 2018

Marinos take star-studded Vissel down a notch

Cellar-dwellers Yokohama F. Marinos showed on Sunday that star power is not always the answer as they beat Vissel Kobe 2-0 on the road. Second-half goals from Takefusa Kubo and Teruhito Nakagawa gave Marinos their seventh win of the season and first in three league ...