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Reds fall 1-0 to Reysol in Oliveira's debut

Kashiwa Reysol beat Urawa Reds 1-0 in the J. League on Wednesday night, denying the visitors a victory in their first match under new head coach Oswaldo Oliveira. Hiroto Nakagawa struck the winner for the home side in the 72nd minute, with his goal exposing the defensive frailties that have plagued ...

Urawa hands reins to ex-Kashima manager Oswaldo Oliveira

/ Apr 19, 2018

Urawa hands reins to ex-Kashima manager Oswaldo Oliveira

The Urawa Reds announced Thursday that former Kashima Antlers boss Oswaldo Oliveira will take over as manager. The 67-year-old Brazilian, who managed the Antlers from 2007-2011, will take the reins at Urawa starting next Wednesday when they face Kashiwa Reysol in their 10th J. League ...

Frontale, Reysol exit Asian Champions League

/ Apr 19, 2018

Frontale, Reysol exit Asian Champions League

Kawasaki Frontale ended their Asian Champions League campaign without a win Wednesday night after drawing 2-2 with visiting Ulsan Hyundai, while Kashiwa Reysol also finished the tournament on a sour note with a 3-2 loss to Tianjin Quanjian. Frontale, who were effectively eliminated from Group ...

Vissel come from behind to beat Marinos

/ Apr 15, 2018

Vissel come from behind to beat Marinos

Vissel Kobe scored twice against the run of play Sunday to snatch a 2-1 comeback victory against Yokohama F. Marinos in the J. League. Second-half substitute Kazuma Watanabe netted the winner in the 79th minute shortly after his teammate Hirotaka Mita equalized at Yokohama's Nissan ...

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

/ Apr 11, 2018

Substitute Patric powers Sanfrecce's win over Marinos

A second-half brace from super sub Patric helped Sanfrecce Hiroshima to beat visiting Yokohama F. Marinos 3-1 Wednesday night and maintain their lead at the top of the J. League table. Having entered with the score tied 1-1 midway through the second half, the big ...

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

/ Apr 8, 2018

Sanfrecce outlast Reysol to remain unbeaten

Undefeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima added three more points Sunday after digging in to beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 in the J. League. A lackluster first half from Kashiwa and key saves by Sanfrecce goalkeeper Takuto Hayashi earned the first division leaders their fifth win in six matches. After ...

Kashiwa falls to Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

/ Apr 4, 2018

Kashiwa falls to Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

Kashiwa Reysol crashed to a 2-0 loss against visiting South Korean side Jeonbuk Motors in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Jeonbuk, the 2016 ACL winner, cemented its place atop Group E thanks to goals from Brazilian forward Ricardo Lopes and former South Korean ...

/ Apr 2, 2018

Struggling Urawa fires manager Takafumi Hori

After a poor start to the 2018 J. League season, Urawa Reds announced Monday that manager Takafumi Hori has been dismissed. Hori's dismissal comes after three losses and two draws in the opening five matches of the first-division season, including Sunday's 2-1 loss to Jubilo ...

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

/ Apr 1, 2018

Kengo Kawamata double sends Jubilo past winless Urawa

A Kengo Kawamata brace propelled Jubilo Iwata to a 2-1 victory Sunday over visiting Urawa Reds, who remain winless after five rounds of the J. League season. Kawamata broke a 1-1 deadlock with an 80th-minute winner at Ecopa Stadium, as his strike from the left ...