Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Soccer Jul 28, 2018

Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Newcastle United has struck a deal on Japan international striker Yoshinori Muto's transfer from Mainz, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The move is subject to Muto receiving a work permit to play in England, the club said. The transfer fee is reported to ...

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Soccer May 7, 2018

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Forward Yoshinori Muto helped secure Mainz's survival in the German top-tier on Saturday by scoring in the team's 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund. After Bote Baku opened the scoring for Mainz in the fourth minute, Muto doubled the lead with his eighth goal of the ...

Yoshinori Muto nets brace as Mainz tops Stuttgart

Soccer Jan 21, 2018

Yoshinori Muto nets brace as Mainz tops Stuttgart

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto scored a brace to help his team snap its six-match winless streak in the German Bundesliga on Saturday, when Mainz beat Stuttgart 3-2 at home. Japan international Muto equalized with an assist from Frenchman Abdou Diallo in first-half injury time, after ...

Yoshinori Muto scores fourth goal of season in Mainz defeat

Soccer Jan 14, 2018

Yoshinori Muto scores fourth goal of season in Mainz defeat

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto scored his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season away to Hannover on Saturday, but a Niclas Fullkrug hat trick ensured a 3-2 victory for the home side. Japan international Muto struck home a cross inside the penalty area to put the ...

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Soccer Sep 10, 2017

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Yoshinori Muto opened his season account by equalizing for Mainz in a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. With the visitors down one, Muto struck just before the interval from a leftwing Daniel Brosinski cross, volleying into the net with his left foot. Abdou Diallo ...

FC Tokyo falls again during German tour

Soccer / J. League Jul 20, 2017

FC Tokyo falls again during German tour

FC Tokyo suffered its second straight defeat on its summer tour of Germany on Wednesday, losing 5-2 to Bundesliga side Mainz. Keigo Higashi leveled for Tokyo shortly after Gerrit Holtmann gave Mainz the lead six minutes into the second half. But goals from Danny Latza, ...

Muto returns from injury layoff

Soccer Jan 23, 2017

Muto returns from injury layoff

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto made his comeback Sunday after four months on the sidelines in Mainz's scoreless home draw against Cologne in the German Bundesliga. Muto started after recovering from a right knee injury and lower-back pain and came off a minute before the final ...

Soccer Sep 30, 2016

Mainz's Muto bags first Europa League goal in win over Gabala

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his first Europa League goal, helping Mainz beat Azerbaijan side Gabala in a 3-2, Group C thriller on Thursday. In Baku, Muto put Mainz in the lead in the 41st minute with a left-footed shot into the bottom corner that ...

Muto scores as Mainz grabs first league win of season

Soccer Sep 19, 2016

Muto scores as Mainz grabs first league win of season

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his team's third goal Sunday to help Mainz pick up its first win of the Bundesliga season, a 3-1 victory over FC Augsburg. Muto came on as a substitute for Jhon Cordoba in the 67th minute and tapped home with ...

Soccer / World Cup Aug 30, 2016

Muto ready to make mark for Japan

Buoyed by a goal for Mainz on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season, striker Yoshinori Muto is ready to make his mark for Japan when the four-time Asian champion takes on the United Arab Emirates in Saitama on Thursday in its Group B ...

Muto on target in Mainz loss

Soccer Aug 28, 2016

Muto on target in Mainz loss

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored for Mainz late on but Shinji Kagawa's Borussia Dortmund won 2-1 on Saturday to kick-start its new Bundesliga campaign. Muto, who scored seven goals last season before he was ruled out in February with a right-knee ligament injury, came on ...