Soccer / J. League 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 ...

Soccer Apr 16, 2017

Kagawa thanks Dortmund fans after win

Shinji Kagawa's Borussia Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 at home on Saturday in its first Bundesliga game since its bus was targeted by three explosions on Tuesday, and he was full of praise for the club's fans. "The (fans) created the atmosphere that enabled us ...

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Soccer Apr 5, 2017

Kagawa opens season account for Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa continued his late season surge by opening his 2016-17 account with a goal and an assist in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over Hamburg SV on Tuesday. It was better late than never for the Japan midfielder, who, with just seven games left in ...

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Soccer Aug 29, 2016

Kagawa looking to banish ghosts in UAE showdown

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is hoping to exorcise his demons and help Japan get off to a winning start in the final Asian round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers when it faces the United Arab Emirates in Group B in Saitama on Thursday. UAE ...

Muto on target in Mainz loss

Soccer Aug 28, 2016

Muto on target in Mainz loss

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored for Mainz late on but Shinji Kagawa's Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 on Saturday to kick-start its new Bundesliga campaign. Muto, who scored seven goals last season before he was ruled out in February with a right-knee ligament injury, came on ...

Kagawa helps keep Dortmund's title hopes alive

Soccer May 1, 2016

Kagawa helps keep Dortmund's title hopes alive

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored for the second game in a row and created another for Adrian Ramos inside the first 10 minutes as Borussia Dortmund destroyed Wolfsburg 5-1 on Saturday to keep its slim Bundesliga title hopes alive. With two games left, Dortmund is ...

Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Soccer Apr 21, 2016

Kagawa plays central role as Dortmund beats Berlin

Shinji Kagawa had a hand in all three of his team's goals as Borussia Dortmund whipped Genki Haraguchi and Hertha Berlin 3-0 in the semifinals of the German Cup on Wednesday night. Gonzalo Castro, Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were all on target to ensure ...

Kagawa marks 100th Bundesliga appearance with goal

Soccer Apr 3, 2016

Kagawa marks 100th Bundesliga appearance with goal

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa marked his 100th Bundesliga appearance with a goal to help Borussia Dortmund turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Dortmund with a lovely chip after 53 minutes, only for ...

Kagawa provides winning goal for Dortmund

Soccer Dec 6, 2015

Kagawa provides winning goal for Dortmund

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa came off the bench and scored a dramatic match-winner as Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 away at Wolfsburg on Saturday, closing the gap on leaders Bayern Munich to five points in the Bundesliga. Kagawa, who came on in the 55th minute, saw ...

Kagawa on target as Dortmund wins derby thriller

Soccer Nov 9, 2015

Kagawa on target as Dortmund wins derby thriller

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his third goal of the season and Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke 3-2 in a pulsating derby in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Kagawa got on the end of a delicious cross from Matthias Ginter to open the scoring with a rare ...

Kagawa on song as Dortmund routs Augsburg

Soccer Oct 26, 2015

Kagawa on song as Dortmund routs Augsburg

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa set up three goals as Borussia Dortmund demolished Augsburg 5-1 in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Kagawa provided two for Marco Reus in the first half before assisting with another right before the end of the game for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored ...