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Bellmare capture Levain Cup

Soccer / J. League Oct 27, 2018

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A clear autumn sky above Saitama Stadium offers endless possibilities, and that was again true on Saturday afternoon as Shonan Bellmare upset Yokohama F. Marinos to capture the club's first-ever J. League YBC Levain Cup. The two sides share little besides residency in Kanagawa Prefecture: ...

Reds rout Grampus in Levain Cup opener

Soccer / J. League Mar 7, 2018

Reds rout Grampus in Levain Cup opener

Braces from Shinzo Koroki and teenage debutant Takuya Ogiwara propelled Urawa Reds to a 4-1 win over Nagoya Grampus in the opening round of the YBC Levain Cup on Wednesday night. Grampus, who have made a promising start to the J. League season after being ...

Okuno strikes twice as Sendai stuns Kashima

Soccer / J. League Aug 30, 2017

Okuno strikes twice as Sendai stuns Kashima

Hiroaki Okuno struck twice in the second half as Vegalta Sendai stunned J. League champions Kashima Antlers 3-1 in the first leg of the Levain Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. Yoshihiro Nakano broke the deadlock on the hour for Sendai, which is currently 12th in the ...

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

Soccer / J. League May 31, 2017

Vissel, Vegalta book spots in Levain Cup quarterfinals

A Junya Tanaka strike lifted Vissel Kobe into the Levain Cup quarterfinals with a 1-0 Group B victory at struggling Albirex Niigata on Wednesday night. Seven minutes after the break at Denka Big Swan Stadium, Tanaka struck with his left foot, and Vissel held on ...