Tokyo Verdy midfielder Kanya Fujimoto to play in Portugal

Soccer Aug 6, 2020

Tokyo Verdy midfielder Kanya Fujimoto to play in Portugal

Tokyo Verdy has agreed a loan deal to send midfielder Kanya Fujimoto to Portuguese first-division side Gil Vicente, the J. League second-division side announced Wednesday. Verdy will have the 21-year-old Fujimoto for one more match, against FC Ryukyu on Saturday at Tokyo's Ajinomoto Stadium. The ...

Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

Soccer | From the Spot Oct 16, 2019

Japanese clubs chase elusive Tokyo cachet

by Dan Orlowitz

A controversial decision by J. League second-division side Machida Zelvia to rebrand as FC Machida Tokyo has dominated water-cooler discussions in the Japanese soccer world this week. The announcement by club owner CyberAgent last Friday at a fan meeting was met with instant disapproval, both ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 12, 2018

Verdy announce Gary White as new manager

by Dan Orlowitz

Former Hong Kong head coach Gary White has been appointed as the new manager of Tokyo Verdy, the club announced on Wednesday. The 44-year-old UEFA Pro License holder has garnered praise as a miracle worker, having raised minnows such as the Bahamas and Guam to ...

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

Soccer / J. League Dec 8, 2018

Jubilo top Verdy in J1 playoff

by Dan Orlowitz

The J. League's 26th season drew to a close on Saturday with a showdown between two storied clubs that would seem familiar — yet in other ways somewhat alien — to those who watched from the terraces and in front of TV sets in ...

Soccer / J. League Dec 16, 2014

Tokyo Verdy parts ways with striker Takahara

Naohiro Takahara, who scored 23 times for Japan, and was a popular player in the German Bundesliga, where he was known as the "sushi bomber," will not be offered a new contract for 2015 by Tokyo Verdy, the J. League second-division side announced Tuesday. The ...