Takashi Usami brace lifts Gamba past Bellmare

Soccer / J. League Nov 3, 2019

Takashi Usami brace lifts Gamba past Bellmare

Takashi Usami scored either side of the break to lift Gamba Osaka to a 3-0 win at Shonan Bellmare in the J. League first division on Sunday. The win moved Gamba into ninth place on 38 points, seven clear of the relegation zone, where Bellmare ...

Soccer Aug 14, 2019

Hosei University stuns first-division side Gamba in Emperor's Cup

Gamba Osaka made a stunning exit from the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to Hosei University in the third round of the competition. Ryotaro Onishi and Riku Morioka scored for Hosei in the 24th and 70th minutes, respectively, to secure the surprise win over ...

Gamba's Ryotaro Meshino to join Manchester City

Soccer / J. League Aug 10, 2019

Gamba's Ryotaro Meshino to join Manchester City

Gamba Osaka forward Ryotaro Meshino's transfer to English Premier League club Manchester City is ready to go through, the J. League first-division club said Friday. The 21-year-old Meshino, who was born in Osaka, came up through Gamba's youth system and made his J1 debut last ...

J. League shows sense of humor

Soccer | From the Spot Apr 3, 2019

J. League shows sense of humor

by Dan Orlowitz

Sometimes a sports organization's greatest strength is the capability to laugh at itself. Developing this skill has been one of the J. League's biggest challenges in the modern age of social media-based marketing. It's a challenge that transcends sports in Japan, where a company's brief foray ...