Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

Soccer / J. League May 17, 2019

Frontale salvage home draw against Grampus

by Dan Orlowitz

Two of the league's strongest attacking clubs, a packed Todoroki Stadium and one of Japan's most popular all-girl rock acts bringing down the house. Business as usual for "Friday Night J. League," which continues to boost the league's image with extra doses of spectacle beyond ...

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Soccer May 7, 2019

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Shinzo Koroki and Yuki Muto struck in the first half as the Urawa Reds picked up a much-needed 2-1 win against Thai side Buriram United in Asian Champions League Group G on Tuesday. Fellow J. League side Kawasaki Frontale, meanwhile, finished in a 2-2 deadlock ...

J. League shows sense of humor

Soccer | From the Spot Apr 3, 2019

J. League shows sense of humor

by Dan Orlowitz

Sometimes a sports organization's greatest strength is the capability to laugh at itself. Developing this skill has been one of the J. League's biggest challenges in the modern age of social media-based marketing. It's a challenge that transcends sports in Japan, where a company's brief foray ...

Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Soccer Mar 13, 2019

Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Substitute Manabu Saito struck a late winner as Kawasaki Frontale beat visiting Sydney FC 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Despite taking 20 shots to their opponents' two, Frontale had difficulty breaking down the Australian side, which brought a defensive game plan into ...

Antlers, Frontale play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Mar 1, 2019

Antlers, Frontale play to 1-1 draw

Sho Ito scored for the second game running on Friday as Kashima Antlers salvaged a 1-1 draw against Kawasaki Frontale. Ito scored the equalizer for the reigning Asian champions at Todoroki Stadium. He controlled a long pass from Atsuto Uchida before driving it home past ...

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 ...

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 ...