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Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

Soccer | From the Spot Sep 4, 2019

Moriyasu relies heavily on overseas players

by Dan Orlowitz

The Samurai Blue are coming from increasingly far away. Head coach Hajime Moriyasu's squad for Japan's Thursday friendly against Paraguay and next Tuesday's Asian joint qualifier at Myanmar in Yangon features 19 Europe-based players — the largest overseas contingent ever summoned for the side. The number ...

Malaga cancels Shinji Okazaki's contract

Soccer Sep 3, 2019

Malaga cancels Shinji Okazaki's contract

Spanish second-division side Malaga said Tuesday it has canceled its contract with forward Shinji Okazaki just a little over a month after he joined the club. The team announced a one-year deal with Okazaki on July 30 but was unable to register the striker because ...

Palmeiras fires veteran coach Luis Felipe Scolari

Soccer Sep 3, 2019

Palmeiras fires veteran coach Luis Felipe Scolari

The coach who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title has been fired by Brazilian club Palmeiras. The Sao Paulo team issued a statement Monday announcing the dismissal of Luis Felipe Scolari, whose squad was eliminated last week from the Copa Libertadores tournament. No ...

Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Soccer Sep 2, 2019

Neymar looks set to stay at PSG as transfer window nears end

Neymar looks set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain as the clock ticks down on the French league's transfer window, which closes at midnight Monday. Much publicized talks with Barcelona have seemingly led to very little, in what appears much ado about nothing. Two years after joining ...

Antlers crush S-Pulse to stay close behind FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Sep 2, 2019

Antlers crush S-Pulse to stay close behind FC Tokyo

Kashima Antlers sharpened their scoring touch on Sunday after failing to score in last week's Asian Champions League match with a 4-0 win over Shimizu S-Pulse in the J. League first division. Serginho set up a pair of first-half goals, while Ayase Ueda scored a ...

Ryota Morioka nets third goal of season for Charleroi

Soccer Sep 1, 2019

Ryota Morioka nets third goal of season for Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka netted the opener in Charleroi's 4-0 win at Waasland-Beveren on Saturday with his third goal of the young season. In other Belgian first-division action, goalkeeper Daniel Schmidt helped Sint-Truiden hold on to a 2-0 victory over Yuta Toyokawa and Eupen. Forward Yuma Suzuki, ...

Liverpool, Man City continue strong starts

Soccer Sep 1, 2019

Liverpool, Man City continue strong starts

Liverpool maintained its perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 win at Burnley to retake first place from Manchester City, which beat Brighton earlier Saturday. Liverpool has now won 13 straight Premier League games, a club record, dating back to last season ...