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/ May 8, 2017

Frontale urging fans not to fly controversial flag

Kawasaki Frontale revealed Monday they will take measures to urge their fans to not fly a controversial wartime flag when they host Hong Kong's Eastern SC on Tuesday in the Asian Champions League. Frontale were fined $15,000 and placed on one-year probation by the Asian ...

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

/ May 7, 2017

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

Yoshito Okubo grabbed a brace as FC Tokyo beat Vegalta Sendai 2-0 away for its third straight league win on Sunday, a result that moves the club into fourth place in the J. League first division. Okubo, the all-time J1 leading scorer with 175 goals, ...

/ May 7, 2017

Niigata manager Miura to step down from post

Fumitake Miura is poised to step down as manager of struggling Albirex Niigata. The J. League first-division club announced Sunday that Miura has been placed on leave. The 46-year-old offered to resign after Friday's 3-0 defeat against Kawasaki Frontale. Brazilian-born former Japan striker Wagner Lopes is ...

Frontale's Abe spearheads offense in triumph over Albirex

/ May 5, 2017

Frontale's Abe spearheads offense in triumph over Albirex

Kawasaki Frontale put aside their off-field distractions for an afternoon to produce a much needed win to stay in the J. League title race, defeating Albirex Niigata 3-0 on Friday. Without captain and reigning league MVP Kengo Nakamura, Hiroyuki Abe stepped up with a goal ...

/ May 4, 2017

Asian Football Confederation places Frontale on one-year probation

Kawasaki Frontale were fined $15,000 and placed on one-year probation by the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday after their fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a recent Asian Champions League match in South Korea. If the flag reappears during its probationary period, Kawasaki ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

Antlers, Reds to meet Dortmund, Sevilla in July friendlies

The defending J. League champion Kashima Antlers and the 2016 Levain Cup-winning Urawa Reds will host Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla in a pair of summer friendlies, the league announced Thursday. As part of the newly launched J. League International Series, Urawa will play Japan midfielder ...

/ Apr 27, 2017

AFC charges Frontale with discrimination

The Asian Football Confederation on Thursday charged Kawasaki Frontale with discrimination after their fans raised a controversial wartime Japanese flag during a midweek Asian Champions League match in South Korea. According to article 58.3 of the AFC's disciplinary and ethics code, a team would face ...