Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

Soccer / J. League Mar 5, 2016

Mrdja double carries Ardija past Reysol

by Andrew McKirdy

J. League second-division champions Omiya Ardija made it two wins out of two in their return to the top flight with a 2-0 victory over Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday. Serbian striker Dragan Mrdja scored a quickfire early double to put Omiya, which opened the new ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Soccer / J. League Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable finish last season, ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 14, 2015

Ardija claim J2 title, earn promotion

Omiya Ardija won promotion back to the J. League first division by clinching the second-division title in a 3-2 comeback win at Oita Trinita on Saturday. Omiya, which was relegated last season following 10 years in J1, went down to two early second-half goals against ...

Urawa beats Omiya as home fans return

Soccer / J. League Apr 2, 2014

Urawa beats Omiya as home fans return

Out-of-favor Japan international Tadanari Lee scored his first goal in Urawa colors as Reds welcomed back their supporters with a 2-1 victory over derby rivals Omiya Ardija in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Winter signing Lee netted midway through the opening half and set up ...

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

Soccer / J. League Mar 8, 2014

Ogawa gives Grampus win over Ardija

by Gus Fielding

A stunning second-half strike from Yoshizumi Ogawa provided Akira Nishino with his first win as Nagoya Grampus manager as the 2010 J. League champions edged Omiya Ardija 2-1 away on Saturday. Ex-Japan striker Keiji Tamada finished with aplomb in the 53rd minute and Ogawa lit ...

New signings get Marinos off to winning start

Soccer / J. League Mar 2, 2014

New signings get Marinos off to winning start

Jungo Fujimoto and Sho Ito both opened their Yokohama F. Marinos accounts as the Emperor's Cup holders beat Omiya Ardija 2-0 in their J. League season opener on Sunday. Fujimoto netted in the first half at a rain-lashed Nissan Stadium and Ito added a blistering ...

Gamba looking for payback

Soccer / J. League | 2014 J. LEAGUE PREVIEW Feb 27, 2014

Gamba looking for payback

by Andrew McKirdy

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranked teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Last season was a huge disappointment for Reysol, who began the campaign eyeing ...

Soccer / J. League Nov 28, 2013

Ardija's Ogura plans to quit: sources

Tsutomu Ogura will step down as manager of J.League first-division club Omiya Ardija at the end of this season, soccer sources said Thursday. Omiya won eight and drew two of their first 10 games of the season en route to a J.League record-breaking run of ...

Soccer / J. League Sep 4, 2013

Ardija midfielder Kanazawa to miss four weeks

J. League first-division side Omiya Ardija announced Wednesday that midfielder Shin Kanazawa will be out for four weeks with a knee injury. The 29-year-old, who has two goals in 21 J1 games this season, hurt the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Sunday's ...