/ Sep 27, 2016

Struggling Albirex fire Yoshida

Tatsuma Yoshida has been let go as manager of relegation-haunted Niigata Albirex, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida will be replaced by coach Koichiro Katafuchi after four straight defeats have left Niigata 15th in the overall J1 table with seven wins, ...

/ Mar 10, 2016

Albirex players Suzuki, Matsubara sidelined with injuries

Japan Under-23 internationals Musashi Suzuki and Ken Matsubara will both be out of action for three months due to injury, their J. League first-division club Albirex Niigata said on Thursday. Striker Suzuki has strained quad muscles in his left leg, while Matsubara is sidelined after ...

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs

/ Feb 14, 2016

Arnold ignites to lead Albirex past B-Corsairs


The Yokohama B-Corsairs matched the visiting Niigata Albirex's intensity for the opening quarter on Sunday. After that, things fell apart for the B-Corsairs. Hot-shooting Niigata erupted for 29 second-quarter points and seized control of the game in a runaway 104-83 victory at Hiratsuka Gymnasium. Veteran sharpshooter Wayne ...

/ Apr 29, 2013

Albirex capture Eastern Conference title


The Niigata Albirex torched the Sendai 89ers in Sunday's season finale and collected their first-ever Eastern Conference regular-season title. The final score — Niigata 109, Sendai 63 — was a mere formality. The game had been decided by halftime. The 89ers trailed 54-21 at that point. All-Star ...