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, ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 1, 2017

Striker Utaka joins FC Tokyo on loan from Hiroshima

FC Tokyo have signed former Nigeria international striker and last season's J. League first-division joint top scorer Peter Utaka on loan from Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the club said Wednesday. The 33-year-old Utaka, who bagged 19 goals for Hiroshima in 2016 to share the Golden Boot with ...

Soccer / J. League Feb 27, 2017

Striker Utaka close to joining FC Tokyo: source

FC Tokyo is on the verge of signing former Nigeria international striker and last season's J. League first-division joint-top scorer Peter Utaka, a source close to the move said Monday. The 33-year-old Utaka, who bagged 19 goals for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in 2016 to share the ...

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

Soccer / J. League Mar 20, 2016

Asano helps lift Sanfrecce to first league victory

A big day from Takuma Asano helped reigning champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima claim their first league win of the season on Sunday, a 5-1 decision at Omiya Ardija. Nigerian forward Peter Utaka and Asano combined to set each other up in the first half, and Omiya's ...

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

Soccer / J. League Feb 20, 2016

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

by Andrew McKirdy

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima picked up from where they left off last year with a 3-1 win over Gamba Osaka in the season curtain-raising Fuji Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Sanfrecce beat Gamba in a two-legged playoff to claim the league title last December, ...

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

Soccer / J. League Jul 25, 2015

Okubo brace lifts Frontale past S-Pulse

by Andrew McKirdy

Yoshito Okubo scored twice as Kawasaki Frontale came through a wild, swinging encounter with Shimizu S-Pulse with a 3-2 win on Saturday night. World Cup striker Okubo got Frontale off to a flying start at Todoroki Stadium with a goal in the 11th minute, before ...