/ Jul 7, 2017

Podolski impresses Kobe teammates in first training session

Former German international striker Lukas Podolski impressed his new teammates on Friday as he began training with Vissel Kobe following his high-profile move to the J. League first-division club. The 32-year-old Podolski, who was introduced by the club on Thursday, looked sharp during the light ...

/ Jul 7, 2017

Lee ruled out for four weeks with injury

Urawa Reds striker Tadanari Lee will be out for up to four weeks with a knee injury, the J. League first-division side said Friday. The former Southampton forward damaged ligaments in his left knee after coming on as a late substitute in Wednesday night's 4-1 ...

Mikuni Stadium highlights J. League agenda

/ Feb 18, 2017

Mikuni Stadium highlights J. League agenda

Stadium are more than just places to play. They also have the potential to revitalize communities. The J. League understands this and has encouraged its domestic professional clubs and local administrations to build better, more attractive venues. Last year, Suita City Football Stadium, widely known as ...

Frontale keep pressure on Reds

/ Oct 29, 2016

Frontale keep pressure on Reds

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Kawasaki Frontale ensured that the race for the J. League Championship top seed will go down to the final day of the regular season after a 1-0 win over Kashima Antlers on Saturday. Urawa Reds beat Jubilo Iwata 1-0 to stay top of the overall ...

J. League mulls return to single-stage system

/ Sep 8, 2016

J. League mulls return to single-stage system

The J. League is considering returning to the single-stage system that had been in place for 10 years through the 2014 season for the first division, soccer sources said Wednesday. The change may be implemented starting next season, they said. The J. League has been ...