FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

Soccer / J. League May 18, 2019

FC Tokyo continues superb start to season

by Dan Orlowitz

A crucial lesson in FC Tokyo’s 12-game unbeaten run to start the 2019 J. League first-division campaign has been that goals don’t need to come from top striker Diego Oliveira, so long as they come from someone. That was all too true on Saturday at ...

Diego Oliveira nets brace as Tokyo outclasses Antlers

Soccer / J. League Apr 14, 2019

Diego Oliveira nets brace as Tokyo outclasses Antlers

Diego Oliveira scored twice in the opening half, while Kensuke Nagai netted his 50th J. League first-division goal, as FC Tokyo showed its class with a 3-1 dismantling of Kashima Antlers on Sunday. The victory at Ajinomoto Stadium continues an impressive start to the season ...

FC Tokyo remains undefeated

Soccer / J. League Apr 6, 2019

FC Tokyo remains undefeated

by Dan Orlowitz

There comes a day when every streak must come to an end. Saturday was not that day for undefeated FC Tokyo or winless Shimizu S-Pulse, as the home side claimed a 2-1 victory at Ajinomoto Stadium on goals from Korean newcomer Na Sang-ho and Brazilian ...

FC Tokyo holds Reds on late goal

Soccer / J. League Mar 30, 2019

FC Tokyo holds Reds on late goal

by Dan Orlowitz

It's been nearly 16 years since FC Tokyo beat hated rival Urawa Reds at Saitama Stadium. It will have to wait another year to end that streak after Ryota Moriwaki's equalizer at the death canceled out Diego Oliveira's header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday ...

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2019

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

by Dan Orlowitz

After winning two straight J. League first division championships, Kawasaki Frontale was favored by many to become just the second team in the league's 26-year history to pull down a third. The Kanagawa Prefecture club's quest to join Kashima Antlers in the history books got ...

Shoya Nakajima makes record move to Qatar's Al-Duhail

Soccer Feb 4, 2019

Shoya Nakajima makes record move to Qatar's Al-Duhail

Qatari first-division club Al-Duhail on Sunday announced the signing of Shoya Nakajima from Portuguese top-flight outfit Portimonense. Al-Duhail has reportedly paid €35 million ($40 million) for the 24-year-old, a record for the transfer of a Japanese player, overtaking the roughly $29 million Parma paid Italian ...