Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

Soccer | From the Spot Oct 16, 2019

Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

by Dan Orlowitz

A controversial decision by J. League second-division side Machida Zelvia to rebrand as FC Machida Tokyo has dominated water-cooler discussions in the Japanese soccer world this week. The announcement by club owner CyberAgent last Friday at a fan meeting was met with instant disapproval, both ...

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