Sagan beats Cerezo on late Yohei Toyoda goal

Soccer / J. League Aug 11, 2019

Sagan beats Cerezo on late Yohei Toyoda goal

Sagan Tosu snatched an improbable 2-1 comeback victory against Cerezo Osaka in the J. League's first division Sunday following late goals from veteran forward Yohei Toyoda and debutant Daichi Hayashi. Making his first J. League appearance as a late substitute, 22-year-old Hayashi scored in the ...

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Soccer / J. League Jun 21, 2019

Sagan Tosu's Fernando Torres announces retirement

Sagan Tosu forward Fernando Torres, a former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea star who won the 2011 World Cup with Spain, announced Friday he was retiring. "I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end ...

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

Soccer / J. League Mar 2, 2019

Vissel edge Sagan on David Villa's goal

by Dan Orlowitz

The fireworks around the Noevir Stadium pitch lit up as the players made their entrance. The fireworks on the pitch took slightly longer. With an open roof and a number of upgrades in place for this fall's Rugby World Cup, the hallowed Kansai ground played host ...

Iniesta excited about new season

Soccer / J. League Feb 14, 2019

Iniesta excited about new season

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League set out to leverage its newfound star power on Thursday at the league's annual kickoff conference. The media event usually offers a chance for the country's soccer media to interact with all three of the J. League's divisions. But on Tuesday at a ...