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 ...

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

Soccer Jun 7, 2018

Kwansei Gakuin eliminates Gamba Osaka in Emperor's Cup second round

J. League first-division strugglers Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus were ousted from the Emperor's Cup on Wednesday, when teams from the top-two tiers entered the competition in the second round. Gamba, a five-time champion, lost 2-1 at home in extra time against Kwansei Gakuin University, ...

Ritsu Doan to complete full transfer to Dutch side Groningen

Soccer / J. League May 10, 2018

Ritsu Doan to complete full transfer to Dutch side Groningen

Gamba Osaka confirmed Thursday that midfielder Ritsu Doan will complete a full transfer to Dutch first-division side Groningen in July, in a move revealed last month by the Eredivisie club. An attacking midfielder who can also play on either wing, the 19-year-old Japan youth international ...