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 ...

Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita to move into top 3

Soccer / J. League Jul 27, 2019

Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita to move into top 3

Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita 3-1 in the J. League first division on Saturday after captain Yu Kobayashi struck the winner midway through the second half. Manabu Saito opened the scoring for Frontale in the 51st minute at Todoroki Stadium, but the visitors equalized 10 ...

Frontale, Consadole play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Jun 14, 2019

Frontale, Consadole play to 1-1 draw

Kawasaki Frontale captain Yu Kobayashi equalized in the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw against Consadole Sapporo on Friday. In the return to J1 action following the international break, the two-time defending champions fell behind against the run of play when Consadole striker Musashi ...

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 ...