Celebs hog spotlight at subpar J. League gala

Soccer | From the Spot Dec 11, 2019

Celebs hog spotlight at subpar J. League gala

by Dan Orlowitz

Sunday's J. League Awards should have been an opportunity for the league and its promotional team to take a victory lap after a 2019 season that shattered attendance records and drew unprecedented interest from overseas. Instead, it demonstrated a stunning lapse in the league's understanding ...

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Soccer / J. League Dec 18, 2018

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Akihiro Ienaga was named the J. League's Most Valuable Player at Tuesday's J. League Awards. It was the first MVP award for the 32-year-old Ienaga, whose club won its second consecutive league championship. He is the third straight Frontale player to win ...

Hiroshima's Aoyama named J. League MVP

Soccer / J. League Dec 21, 2015

Hiroshima's Aoyama named J. League MVP

by Shintaro Kano

Sanfrecce Hiroshima midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama was named Player of the Year at this season's J. League Awards on Monday. The 29-year-old Aoyama appeared in 33 games and netted three goals for Hiroshima, which won its third league title in four years in 2015. Aoyama is ...