Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Defending champions Kashima Antlers exited the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 1-1 home draw against China's Guangzhou Evergrande. The teams had played to a scoreless draw in the first leg and Guangzhou advanced to the semifinals on away goals. Needing to win at ...

Urawa Reds move past Shanghai SIPG into ACL semis on away goals

Soccer Sep 17, 2019

Urawa Reds move past Shanghai SIPG into ACL semis on away goals

Urawa Reds advanced to the semifinals of the Asian Champions League on away goals Tuesday after their quarterfinal tie with Shanghai SIPG ended in a 3-3 aggregate draw. In the second leg of the quarterfinal at Saitama Stadium, Shanghai keeper Yan Junling conceded an own ...

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

Soccer | From the Spot Jul 17, 2019

J. League embraces discussion of controversy

by Dan Orlowitz

Knowledge is not always power, but a little communication can go a long way. That's perhaps the biggest takeaway from last Saturday's game between Yokohama F. Marinos and Urawa Reds, where an outside source of information gave Teruhito Nakagawa a somewhat undeserved goal in the ...

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Soccer Jul 2, 2019

Kashima Antlers drawn to face Guangzhou Evergrande in ACL quarterfinals

Defending champion Kashima Antlers face a tough showdown in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals after being drawn Tuesday against Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande, two-time winners of the competition. Urawa Reds, champions in 2007 and 2017, will take on Shanghai SIPG, who have never made it ...

Urawa fires manager Oswaldo Oliveira

Soccer / J. League May 28, 2019

Urawa fires manager Oswaldo Oliveira

The Urawa Reds have dismissed manager Oswaldo Oliveira, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. The move comes after the Reds suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, a 4-0 loss to visiting Sanfrecce Hiroshima, on Sunday. Assistant manager Tsuyoshi Otsuki will assume the role of ...

Sanfrecce find scoring touch against Reds

Soccer / J. League May 26, 2019

Sanfrecce find scoring touch against Reds

Sanfrecce Hiroshima broke out of its scoring doldrums in a 4-0 trouncing of Urawa Reds in the J. League first division on Sunday. After scoring once in five straight J1 losses, Sanfrecce scored three times on Wednesday in the Asian Champions League, the first time ...