Marinos move closer to title

Soccer / J. League Nov 30, 2019

Marinos move closer to title

by Dan Orlowitz

One way or another, the trophy presented annually to the winner of the J. League's first division was bound for Nissan Stadium after Saturday. The big question was whether it would be transported under the careful supervision of league officials or paraded home by the ...

Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

Soccer | From the Spot Oct 16, 2019

Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

by Dan Orlowitz

A controversial decision by J. League second-division side Machida Zelvia to rebrand as FC Machida Tokyo has dominated water-cooler discussions in the Japanese soccer world this week. The announcement by club owner CyberAgent last Friday at a fan meeting was met with instant disapproval, both ...