Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

Soccer / J. League Dec 8, 2018

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League's 26th season drew to a close on Saturday with a showdown between two storied clubs that would seem familiar — yet in other ways somewhat alien — to those who watched from the terraces and in front of TV sets in ...

Antlers, Jubilo reach Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 27, 2018

Antlers, Jubilo reach Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Kashima Antlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Emperor's Cup with a 2-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Wednesday night thanks to extra-time goals from Leo Silva and Kento Misao. They will be joined in the last eight by Jubilo Iwata, who defeated visiting Consadole ...

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2018

Osmar scores late equalizer as Cerezo earn draw with Jubilo

Despite dominating possession and completing twice as many passes as their opponents, Cerezo Osaka needed a late equalizer from Spanish defender Osmar to salvage a 1-1 draw against Jubilo Iwata on Friday night. Jubilo came into the match five spots below fifth-place Cerezo following an ...

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Soccer / J. League Jul 28, 2018

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu and Jubilo Iwata battled their way to a 0-0 stalemate Saturday as marquee signing Fernando Torres made his first J. League start for the home side. The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward, who debuted in last Sunday's 1-0 loss away to Vegalta ...

Frontale trade Yoshito Okubo to Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Jun 26, 2018

Frontale trade Yoshito Okubo to Jubilo

Jubilo Iwata have acquired the J. League's all-time leading scorer Yoshito Okubo from Kawasaki Frontale, the first-division side said Tuesday. In a statement released by his former club, the 36-year-old Okubo said he feels bad about moving after six months with Frontale, for whom he ...

Soccer / J. League May 15, 2018

Jubilo Iwata terminate Guilherme's contract

Jubilo Iwata said Tuesday it has canceled the contract of Brazilian defender Guilherme after the J. League slapped him with a six-match suspension for violent conduct during the club's 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos earlier in the month. The 30-year-old flew into a rage ...

Strong start carries Vissel Kobe past Jubilo Iwata

Soccer / J. League May 12, 2018

Strong start carries Vissel Kobe past Jubilo Iwata

First-half goals to Kazuma Watanabe and Wellington gave Vissel Kobe a 2-0 win away to Jubilo Iwata on Saturday and secured their first J. League victory in five matches. Vissel, who denied reports earlier in the week that they were set to sign star Barcelona ...