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Frontale top Reds in Super Cup

Soccer / J. League Feb 16, 2019

Frontale top Reds in Super Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A goal by Leandro Damiao was enough for defending J. League champion Kawasaki Frontale to triumph 1-0 over 2018 Emperor's Cup winner Urawa Reds on Saturday at the Fuji Xerox Super Cup. Played in front of a sold-out Saitama Stadium crowd in unseasonably mild February ...

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 ...

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Soccer Oct 24, 2018

Second-division Montedio stuns Frontale in Emperor's Cup

Second-division Montedio Yamagata weathered a second-half brace from Kei Chinen to reach the Emperor's Cup semifinals with a 3-2 upset over visiting Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday night. The J2 side opened the scoring in the second minute of the quarterfinal at ND Soft Stadium Yamagata ...

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Soccer / J. League Oct 7, 2018

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Kashima Antlers keeper Kwoun Sun-tae saved a penalty, allowing the hosts to draw 0-0 at home with J-League first-division leaders Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. The draw moved Frontale, the defending champions, a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Yu Kobayashi, ...

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 26, 2018

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Shonan Bellmare escaped with a 0-0 draw against Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League on Wednesday night after striker Yu Kobayashi missed a late penalty for the visitors at a rain-soaked BMW Stadium. Following the postponement of their July 28 clash due to Typhoon Jongdari, ...

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

Soccer / J. League Sep 16, 2018

J. League, fans rally behind Hokkaido after quake

by Dan Orlowitz

After a trying year that has tested Japan with severe floods, record-setting heat, and fierce typhoons, the country was yet again challenged in September when a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted the northern island of Hokkaido, causing dozens of deaths and leaving millions without electricity. But ...