Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Soccer Mar 13, 2019

Frontale edges Sydney FC in Asian Champions League

Substitute Manabu Saito struck a late winner as Kawasaki Frontale beat visiting Sydney FC 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Despite taking 20 shots to their opponents' two, Frontale had difficulty breaking down the Australian side, which brought a defensive game plan into ...

Soccer / J. League Jan 12, 2018

Frontale acquire Manabu Saito from Marinos

Kawasaki Frontale have agreed to a deal that will bring former Japan international Manabu Saito from Yokohama F. Marinos, the two clubs announced Friday. The move will give defending champion Frontale a boost ahead of the 2018 season as they continue team-building efforts, despite Saito ...

Soccer / J. League Oct 15, 2017

Marinos' Saito undergoes knee surgery

Yokohama F. Marinos midfielder Manabu Saito has undergone a surgical procedure required after he suffered damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the J. League first-division club said on Sunday. Saito had the operation on Friday and is expected to be out ...

Saito called up for World Cup qualifiers

Soccer / J. League Oct 2, 2016

Saito called up for World Cup qualifiers

Winger Manabu Saito of Yokohama F. Marinos was called up by Japan manager Vahid Halilhodzic on Saturday for two upcoming World Cup final qualifying matches after Mainz forward Yoshinori Muto and Augsburg's Takashi Usami pulled out with injuries. Japan, which fell to a shock home ...

Saito fires Marinos by Sanfrecce

Soccer / J. League Oct 19, 2013

Saito fires Marinos by Sanfrecce

by Andrew McKirdy

Manabu Saito struck early in the second half to put Yokohama F. Marinos in control of the J. League title race with a 1-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Saturday. Defending champions Sanfrecce went into the game at Nissan Stadium in first place ahead of ...