German star Lukas Podolski leaving Vissel

Soccer / J. League Jan 19, 2020

German star Lukas Podolski leaving Vissel

Vissel Kobe announced Saturday that former Germany international Lukas Podolski is leaving the J. League first-division club upon the expiration of his contract. The 34-year-old striker joined Kobe in the summer of 2017 on a 2½-year deal with an estimated annual salary of ¥600 million ...

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Soccer / J. League Dec 31, 2019

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Vissel Kobe's Lukas Podolski is attracting strong interest from MLS side Chicago Fire and Polish top-division side Gornik Zabrze, the online edition of Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger reported Monday. The former Germany World Cup winner, 34, is also being linked with Monterrey of Mexico and Flamengo of ...

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

Soccer / J. League Mar 2, 2019

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

by Dan Orlowitz

The fireworks around the Noevir Stadium pitch lit up as the players made their entrance. The fireworks on the pitch took slightly longer. With an open roof and a number of upgrades in place for this fall's Rugby World Cup, the hallowed Kansai ground played host ...

Vissel's Lukas Podolski to miss Emperor's Cup semi

Soccer / J. League Dec 20, 2017

Vissel's Lukas Podolski to miss Emperor's Cup semi

Vissel Kobe striker Lukas Podolski, who is back in Germany treating a left thigh injury, will not take part in this weekend's Emperor's Cup semifinals, the team's development director Kentaro Aita said Wednesday. According to Aita, the former star of Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Inter ...