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 ...

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Soccer May 7, 2019

Reds triumph, Frontale earn draw in Asian Champions League

Shinzo Koroki and Yuki Muto struck in the first half as the Urawa Reds picked up a much-needed 2-1 win against Thai side Buriram United in Asian Champions League Group G on Tuesday. Fellow J. League side Kawasaki Frontale, meanwhile, finished in a 2-2 deadlock ...

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Soccer Apr 24, 2019

Kashima, Urawa fall in Asian Champions League action

Playmaker Takahiro Kunimoto scored the winner in the second half as South Korea's Gyeongnam FC beat Kashima Antlers 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. Former Japan under-20 Kunimoto gave ACL newcomer Gyeongnam its first win in the competition against the reigning champion with ...

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

Soccer / J. League Apr 20, 2019

Reds battle past struggling Vissel

by Dan Orlowitz

Once again, the stage was set for Andres Iniesta to dazzle in front of a gigantic crowd at Saitama Stadium. But once again he was a no-show, disappointing large contingents of both traveling supporters and media who anticipated a chance to see the former Barcelona ...