Consadole, FC Tokyo earn Levain Cup victories

Soccer / J. League Apr 10, 2019

Consadole, FC Tokyo earn Levain Cup victories

Japan striker Musashi Suzuki bagged a hat trick as Consadole Sapporo thrashed visiting Shonan Bellmare 4-1 in the Levain Cup on Wednesday night. The recent Samurai Blue debutant completed his hat trick 20 minutes into the second half of the Group A clash at Sapporo ...

Japan's pro sports clubs see investment boost ahead of 2020 Games

General Nov 8, 2018

Japan's pro sports clubs see investment boost ahead of 2020 Games

Japan's professional sports clubs are attracting a wave of investment, as a fitness club, clothing chain operators and entrepreneurs look to cash in on the sports world's potential ahead of the 2020 Games. At the training camp of J. League first division soccer side Shonan ...

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

Soccer / J. League Oct 27, 2018

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A clear autumn sky above Saitama Stadium offers endless possibilities, and that was again true on Saturday afternoon as Shonan Bellmare upset Yokohama F. Marinos to capture the club's first-ever J. League YBC Levain Cup. The two sides share little besides residency in Kanagawa Prefecture: ...

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Soccer / J. League Oct 14, 2018

Marinos, Bellmare reach Levain Cup final

Goals from Hugo Vieira and Teruhito Nakagawa sent Yokohama F. Marinos into the Levain Cup final after a 2-2 semifinal second-leg draw with Kashima Antlers lifted the hosts to a 4-3 win on aggregate. Vieira, who scored the 95th-minute winner in Wednesday's first leg, opened ...