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Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Soccer / J. League Nov 4, 2018

Ex-Japan goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi to retire

Goalkeeper Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, a member of Japan's national squad at four World Cup finals, will retire at the end of the season, his J. League club SC Sagamihara said Sunday. "I've decided to retire at the end of this season. All I have is a ...

Jay Bothroyd nets brace as Consadole beat Grampus

Soccer / J. League Oct 28, 2018

Jay Bothroyd nets brace as Consadole beat Grampus

Former England international Jay Bothroyd struck twice in the first half to lead visiting Consadole Sapporo to a 2-1 win over 10-man Nagoya Grampus in the J. League first division on Sunday. With just five games remaining, the loss at Paloma Mizuho Stadium could prove ...

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

Soccer / J. League Oct 27, 2018

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A clear autumn sky above Saitama Stadium offers endless possibilities, and that was again true on Saturday afternoon as Shonan Bellmare upset Yokohama F. Marinos to capture the club's first-ever J. League YBC Levain Cup. The two sides share little besides residency in Kanagawa Prefecture: ...