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Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 22, 2018

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for as Kashiwa Reysol and Sagan Tosu battled to a 1-1 draw in the first of the day's J. League ...

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 2, 2018

FC Tokyo, Sagan Tosu battle to scoreless draw

FC Tokyo's uphill battle for the J. League first division title failed to get any easier on Sunday after it was held to a scoreless draw at home by struggling Sagan Tosu. Tokyo's second straight scoreless draw left the third-place side winless in its last ...

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Soccer / J. League Jul 28, 2018

Fernando Torres scoreless in home debut for Sagan Tosu

Sagan Tosu and Jubilo Iwata battled their way to a 0-0 stalemate Saturday as marquee signing Fernando Torres made his first J. League start for the home side. The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid forward, who debuted in last Sunday's 1-0 loss away to Vegalta ...

Sagan Tosu acquire Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers

Soccer / J. League Jul 24, 2018

Sagan Tosu acquire Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers

Sagan Tosu have acquired former Japan forward Mu Kanazaki from Kashima Antlers, the J. League squad announced on Tuesday. In a statement issued by the club, the 29-year-old Kanazaki said he wants to "adjust to the team as soon as possible and contribute to winning." Kanazaki ...

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Soccer / J. League Jul 22, 2018

Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres lose in J. League debuts

Former Spain internationals Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres were each on the losing side Sunday in their anticipated J. League debuts. Iniesta received a hero's welcome from Vissel Kobe fans at Noevir Stadium, but Shonan Bellmare spoiled the party by running away 3-0 winners. Torres, meanwhile, ...

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Soccer / J. League Jul 15, 2018

Torres hopes to put Tosu on map

Fernando Torres wants to put the small southwestern city of Tosu on the soccer map, the former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker said Sunday. Speaking at a press conference shortly after landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport, the new star for J. League side Sagan Tosu ...

Soccer / J. League Jul 1, 2018

Fernando Torres' move to Tosu runs into trouble

Fernando Torres' move to Japan has run into trouble after the Spanish striker failed to agree terms with J. League club Sagan Tosu, a report said Sunday. The two sides were seen as close to signing a multiyear deal with an annual ¥800 million ($7.2 ...