Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Soccer Nov 20, 2018

Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Japan proved a cut above in its last friendly before next year's Asian Cup, beating Kyrgyzstan 4-0 on Tuesday. A second-minute strike by national team debutant Ryosuke Yamanaka set the tone, with Genki Haraguchi adding another midway through the first half and substitutes Yuya Osako ...

Suzuki, Yamanaka earn call-ups for largely unchanged Japan squad

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Suzuki, Yamanaka earn call-ups for largely unchanged Japan squad

Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu on Wednesday rewarded J. League players Yuma Suzuki and Ryosuke Yamanaka with their first call-ups to the senior national squad following strong club performances this season. The two were named in the 23-man squad to face Venezuela and Kyrgyzstan in ...

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

Soccer / J. League Mar 31, 2018

Marinos score early, hold off S-Pulse on road

Yokohama F. Marinos moved into the top half of the J. League table Saturday with a 1-0 win on the road against Shimizu S-Pulse. In one of their most impressive performances since former Australian national coach Ange Postecoglou took the reins this season, Marinos maintained ...