Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Kawasaki Frontale pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory against Chelsea in a friendly at Nissan Stadium on Friday. Striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from close range in the 86th minute to secure the upset for the defending J. League champions. Chelsea struggled ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

Soccer / J. League Apr 21, 2018

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale rubbed more salt into Kashima Antlers' wounds with a resounding 4-1 win over last season's runners-up on Saturday. Frontale, who snatched the title from under Kashima's noses on the final day of last season, took a fifth-minute lead at ...

Frontale's Abe spearheads offense in triumph over Albirex

Soccer / J. League May 5, 2017

Frontale's Abe spearheads offense in triumph over Albirex

Kawasaki Frontale put aside their off-field distractions for an afternoon to produce a much needed win to stay in the J. League title race, defeating Albirex Niigata 3-0 on Friday. Without captain and reigning league MVP Kengo Nakamura, Hiroyuki Abe stepped up with a goal ...