Gamba, Sanfrecce put title aspirations on the line

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2015

Gamba, Sanfrecce put title aspirations on the line

Gamba Osaka manager Kenta Hasegawa hopes his players will get a second wind when the defending champions take on Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the first leg of the J. League Championship final on Wednesday at Expo Stadium. While Hiroshima, which advanced directly to the final after ...

Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

Soccer May 20, 2015

Usami strikes twice to lead Gamba past Seoul in ACL

In-form forward Takashi Usami scored a superb second-half brace and Japanese treble winner Gamba Osaka won 3-1 at FC Seoul in the first leg of the Asian Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night. Usami, the J. League leading scorer with 10 goals so ...

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

Soccer / J. League Apr 3, 2015

Gamba's Usami scores pair in triumph over Grampus

In-form striker Takashi Usami capped a memorable week with a brace as Japanese treble winners Gamba Osaka defeated visiting Nagoya Grampus 3-1 in the J. League on Friday night. Usami, who opened his Japan account on Tuesday in a 5-1 friendly win over Uzbekistan in ...

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

More Sports Mar 31, 2015

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan turned on the style to sweep Uzbekistan aside 5-1 on Tuesday night and give new manager Vahid Halilhodzic the perfect start with two wins out of two. Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama blasted Japan into a sixth-minute lead with a long-range strike at Ajinomoto Stadium, before ...