Marinos move closer to title

Soccer / J. League Nov 30, 2019

Marinos move closer to title

by Dan Orlowitz

One way or another, the trophy presented annually to the winner of the J. League's first division was bound for Nissan Stadium after Saturday. The big question was whether it would be transported under the careful supervision of league officials or paraded home by the ...

Frontale triumph over Antlers to keep slim title hopes alive

Soccer / J. League Nov 9, 2019

Frontale triumph over Antlers to keep slim title hopes alive

Kawasaki Frontale clung to the slimmest hopes of a third straight J. League crown Saturday, handing the Kashima Antlers a 2-0 defeat that dented the eight-time champions' own title aspirations. Former Antlers defender Kazuya Yamamura and Tatsuya Hasegawa scored against the momentum in the second ...

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2019

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams winless in their last six games stepped onto the Todoroki Stadium pitch needing a win for very different reasons. Only one walked away happy on Saturday night. Yasuto Wakizaka and Kazuya Yamamura outfoxed Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Krzysztof Kaminski in the first half as Kawasaki ...

Frontale punch ticket for Levain Cup semifinals

Soccer / J. League Sep 8, 2019

Frontale punch ticket for Levain Cup semifinals

Kawasaki Frontale booked their place in the Levain Cup semifinals Sunday with a 4-2 aggregate win over Nagoya Grampus in their quarterfinal tie. Frontale will be joined in the penultimate stage of the league cup competition by Kashima Antlers, Gamba Osaka and Consadole Sapporo, following ...

Soccer / J. League Aug 7, 2019

Antwerp makes bid for midfielder Koji Miyoshi

Belgian top-flight side Antwerp has made an official offer for 22-year-old Japan midfielder Koji Miyoshi, sources said Tuesday. The attacking midfielder is currently on loan from Kawasaki Frontale to fellow J. League first-division side Yokohama F. Marinos. Miyoshi debuted for Japan in June at the Copa ...

Yamaga, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Aug 4, 2019

Yamaga, Frontale play to scoreless draw

First-division returnee Matsumoto Yamaga made life hard on title-chasing Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday, holding the two-time defending champions to a scoreless draw. Content to let Frontale control the ball for most of the game, the visitors frustrated their opponents' efforts to create space in the ...

Sanfrecce survives late rally to beat Frontale

Soccer / J. League Jul 31, 2019

Sanfrecce survives late rally to beat Frontale

Sanfrecce Hiroshima held on for a 3-2 win over Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League first division Wednesday following a furious late comeback from the visitors. Sanfrecce stunned the two-time defending champions by taking a 3-0 lead through goals from Sho Sasaki, Douglas Vieira and ...