Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Soccer Mar 31, 2019

Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Japanese forward Junya Ito scored for Belgian first-division side Genk in their 3-0 championship playoff win over Anderlecht at home on Saturday. Playing on the right wing at Luminus Arena, Ito intercepted a pass from Anderlecht keeper Thomas Didillon and whipped in a cross deep ...

Midfielder Ryota Morioka could get opportunity in friendly against Mali

Soccer Mar 22, 2018

Midfielder Ryota Morioka could get opportunity in friendly against Mali

With playmakers Shinji Kagawa and Hiroshi Kiyotake sidelined due to injuries, Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic may call upon Belgium-based midfielder Ryota Morioka to provide attacking spark in Friday's World Cup warm-up against Mali. The 26-year-old, who has only four caps for the national side since ...

Anderlecht's Ryota Morioka scores for second game running

Soccer Mar 4, 2018

Anderlecht's Ryota Morioka scores for second game running

Japan midfielder Ryota Morioka scored in his second straight match Saturday to help Anderlecht beat Zulte-Waregem 3-2 for the Belgian first division side's second win in as many games. Morioka opened the scoring for the visitors in the second minute, heading in Frenchman Dennis Appia's ...

Ryota Morioka hits double for Anderlecht

Soccer Feb 26, 2018

Ryota Morioka hits double for Anderlecht

Japan midfielder Ryota Morioka scored a brace Sunday to help Anderlecht beat Mouscron 5-3 at home in the Belgian first division. Morioka scored his first goals since joining the reigning division champions in January. The 26-year-old gave Anderlecht the lead in the 26th minute when ...

Ryota Morioka joins Belgian champions Anderlecht

Soccer Jan 31, 2018

Ryota Morioka joins Belgian champions Anderlecht

Reigning Belgian first division champions Anderlecht announced the acquisition of Japanese midfielder Ryota Morioka from fellow Belgian club Waasland-Beveren on Tuesday. After a spell with Polish side Slask Wroclaw in 2016, the 26-year-old Morioka moved to Waasland-Beveren in June and was called up to the ...