Misfiring FC Tokyo falls to Vegalta

Soccer / J. League Jun 23, 2019

Misfiring FC Tokyo falls to Vegalta

Kunimitsu Sekiguchi scored a stunning goal for Vegalta Sendai to set his team on the way to a 2-0 victory over J. League leader FC Tokyo on Sunday. Tokyo has failed to score in its last two league matches and has lost three of its ...

'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo set for Copa America debut

Soccer Jun 16, 2019

'Japanese Messi' Takefusa Kubo set for Copa America debut

On a continent where "imitation" Galacticos are a dime a dozen, Takefusa Kubo could just be the real deal. Snapped up by Real Madrid on Friday from under the noses of some of the world's other top clubs, the teenage sensation is about to demonstrate ...

Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Jun 15, 2019

Andres Iniesta guides Vissel Kobe past FC Tokyo

by Dan Orlowitz

After four no-shows at high-capacity stadiums in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area and just one Kanto appearance last October in Kawasaki, Andres Iniesta finally stood on a pitch in the capital in front of over 38,000 fans. Even Saturday's persistent rain stopped to take in ...

FC Tokyo's Takefusa Kubo seals move to Real Madrid

Soccer / J. League Jun 14, 2019

FC Tokyo's Takefusa Kubo seals move to Real Madrid

Ascendant star playmaker Takefusa Kubo is departing FC Tokyo for a move to Spanish giant Real Madrid, it was announced on Friday. Just days after making his Japan national team debut on Sunday against El Salvador in a pre-Copa America friendly in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, ...