FC Tokyo holds Reds on late goal

Soccer / J. League Mar 30, 2019

FC Tokyo holds Reds on late goal

by Dan Orlowitz

It's been nearly 16 years since FC Tokyo beat hated rival Urawa Reds at Saitama Stadium. It will have to wait another year to end that streak after Ryota Moriwaki's equalizer at the death canceled out Diego Oliveira's header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday ...

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

Soccer / J. League Mar 7, 2019

Vissel add Sergi Samper to loaded lineup

by Dan Orlowitz

Vissel Kobe has added another name to its ever-growing list of Barcelona connections. The J. League first-division club announced on Thursday the signing of defensive midfielder Sergi Samper, who will become the third player to trade the famed Spanish side's blue and red for Kobe's ...

'King Kazu' still driven by passion at age 52

Soccer / J. League Feb 27, 2019

'King Kazu' still driven by passion at age 52

A day after his 52nd birthday, former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura said Wednesday his "passion" for soccer was driving him to continue playing at a professional level. "My passion for soccer has not changed since I turned pro at the age of 18," Miura, a ...

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2019

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

by Dan Orlowitz

After winning two straight J. League first division championships, Kawasaki Frontale was favored by many to become just the second team in the league's 26-year history to pull down a third. The Kanagawa Prefecture club's quest to join Kashima Antlers in the history books got ...

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 ...

F. Marinos battle past V-Varen

Soccer / J. League May 19, 2018

F. Marinos battle past V-Varen

by Andrew McKirdy

Yokohama F. Marinos hit V-Varen Nagasaki with a second-half blitz to head into the J. League's World Cup shutdown on a high with a 5-2 win on Saturday. V-Varen, playing their first-ever season in J1, twice took the lead at Nissan Stadium through goals from ...