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Iniesta excited about new season

Soccer / J. League Feb 14, 2019

Iniesta excited about new season

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League set out to leverage its newfound star power on Thursday at the league's annual kickoff conference. The media event usually offers a chance for the country's soccer media to interact with all three of the J. League's divisions. But on Tuesday at a ...

Fernando Torres returning to Sagan Tosu

Soccer / J. League Jan 14, 2019

Fernando Torres returning to Sagan Tosu

Former Spain striker Fernando Torres has renewed his contract with J. League first-division side Sagan Tosu, the club announced Sunday. Torres, who scored 38 goals in 110 matches for Spain's national team, joined unheralded Sagan last July in a shock move that made headlines around ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 22, 2018

Sagan Tosu appoint new manager Lluis Carreras

Spaniard Lluis Carreras will manage Sagan Tosu next season, the club announced on Friday. The 46-year-old Carreras is a former teammate of ex-Spain international Fernando Torres, who was the club's big signing this season. The two played together at Atletico Madrid for two seasons from ...

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 22, 2018

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for as Kashiwa Reysol and Sagan Tosu battled to a 1-1 draw in the first of the day's J. League ...

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 2, 2018

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

FC Tokyo's uphill battle for the J. League first division title failed to get any easier on Sunday after it was held to a scoreless draw at home by struggling Sagan Tosu. Tokyo's second straight scoreless draw left the third-place side winless in its last ...

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Soccer / J. League Jul 28, 2018

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu and Jubilo Iwata battled their way to a 0-0 stalemate Saturday as marquee signing Fernando Torres made his first J. League start for the home side. The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward, who debuted in last Sunday's 1-0 loss away to Vegalta ...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Soccer / J. League Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Soccer / J. League Jul 15, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...