Soccer Dec 26, 2015

Muto may be on move to Manchester United: report

Japan and Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto could be in line for a move to Manchester United, according to the Guardian newspaper's online edition on Friday. The 23-year-old Muto, who joined Mainz from FC Tokyo this summer after turning down advances from another Premier League giant ...

Soccer Nov 29, 2015

Muto bags seventh goal of season as Mainz edges Frankfurt

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto scored his seventh goal of the season and Mainz held on to edge 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Muto put Mainz in front in the fifth minute when he got in front of his marker to score ...

Muto hits hat trick in Mainz draw

Soccer Nov 1, 2015

Muto hits hat trick in Mainz draw

Yoshinori Muto scored a last-gasp equalizer to complete a hat-trick and salvage a draw for Mainz in a 3-3 thriller away to Augsburg in the German first division on Saturday. On target in last week's defeat to Werder Bremen, Muto opened the scoring with an ...

Soccer Oct 25, 2015

Muto bags third goal of season in loss to Bremen

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto scored his third goal of the season on Saturday, but it was not enough to prevent Mainz from crashing to a 3-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen in the German first division. A double in the space of four minutes ...

Muto opens Mainz account with two-goal salvo

Soccer Aug 30, 2015

Muto opens Mainz account with two-goal salvo

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto scored his first two goals in Europe with a brace in Mainz's 3-0 win over Hannover on Saturday. Muto opened his Bundesliga account in the 15th minute, when he struck off the far post on his first touch after being put ...

Muto frustrated after competitive Mainz debut

Soccer Aug 10, 2015

Muto frustrated after competitive Mainz debut

Japan international Yoshinori Muto made his debut in Mainz's 3-0 win over third-tier Cottbus in the German Cup on Sunday but lamented his performance off the bench. Muto had a 20-minute cameo in the second half with his team up by three, playing as the ...

Soccer Jul 12, 2015

Muto appears in preseason friendly for Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto got his first taste of action since arriving at German Bundesliga side Mainz from FC Tokyo, when he came on as a substitute in a preseason friendly against fifth-tier club Salmrohr on Saturday. Muto came on for the second half of ...

Muto fired up for new challenge in Bundesliga

Soccer Jul 9, 2015

Muto fired up for new challenge in Bundesliga

Mainz new striker Yoshinori Muto voiced his pleasure at taking on one of the world's top leagues in the German Bundesliga as he was unveiled by his new club on Thursday. "The German first division is one of the best leagues in the world. I ...

Soccer Jul 7, 2015

Muto vows to make impact for Mainz

Striker Yoshinori Muto has pledged to bring goals for his new side Mainz as he headed to Germany on Tuesday. "I have some anxieties, but that they are dwarfed by my excitement," said the 22-year-old at Haneda airport before boarding his flight. "I haven't got ...

Soccer / J. League May 12, 2015

FC Tokyo's Muto expected to join Bundesliga side Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto's European destination will likely not be Chelsea but Mainz of the Bundesliga, sources with knowledge of the FC Tokyo player's decision told Kyodo News through Tuesday. According to the sources, Tokyo and Mainz are deep into talks for the 22-year-old's ...

Report: Mainz rejects Leicester bid for Okazaki

Soccer Jan 10, 2015

Report: Mainz rejects Leicester bid for Okazaki

Mainz has turned down an offer from English Premier League club Leicester City for Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, according to a report on Friday in the online edition of Allgemeine Zeitung. "People always say we could get €12 or €13 million if we sell ...