Reds open season with road victory over Bellmare

Soccer / J. League Feb 21, 2020

Reds open season with road victory over Bellmare

The Urawa Reds, coming off a 14th-place finish last year and without some of their big names, opened the J. League season by beating Shonan Bellmare 3-2 on Friday. Despite missing several big players and with defensive linchpin Tomoaki Makino starting on the bench, the ...

Soccer / J. League Jan 28, 2020

Urawa Reds acquire Australia U-23 captain Thomas Deng

Australia under-23 captain Thomas Deng has agreed to join the Urawa Reds ahead of the upcoming J. League season, the club announced Tuesday. In a statement on the club website, the two-time Asian champion said it had acquired the 22-year-old defender on a full transfer ...

Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2019

Longtime Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka hangs up his boots

Marcus Tulio Tanaka, a critical part of Japan's defense, including a stint at one FIFA World Cup, announced his decision to retire on Sunday. "Today I'm ending a 19-year career," the 38-year-old Tanaka told a Tokyo news conference. "I'm overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude." Tanaka, primarily ...

Marinos move closer to title

Soccer / J. League Nov 30, 2019

Marinos move closer to title

by Dan Orlowitz

One way or another, the trophy presented annually to the winner of the J. League's first division was bound for Nissan Stadium after Saturday. The big question was whether it would be transported under the careful supervision of league officials or paraded home by the ...

Urawa falls in first leg of Asian Champions League final

Soccer Nov 10, 2019

Urawa falls in first leg of Asian Champions League final

Urawa Reds lost the first leg of the Asian Champions League final against Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal on Saturday, with Andre Carrillo scoring a second-half header for the hosts to secure a 1-0 win. Urawa, seeking its third AFC title and first in three seasons, struggled ...

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

Soccer / J. League Nov 1, 2019

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

The Kashima Antlers strengthened their title bid by beating Urawa Reds 1-0 on Friday, with Serginho poaching the winner shortly after entering as a second-half substitute. The grudge match at Kashima Stadium saw the two longtime rivals and recent Asian Champions League winners do battle ...

Urawa defeats Guangzhou to reach Asian Champions League final

Soccer Oct 24, 2019

Urawa defeats Guangzhou to reach Asian Champions League final

Shinzo Koroki struck early in the second half Wednesday as the Urawa Reds advanced to their second Asian Champions League final in three years with a 3-0 aggregate win over Guangzhou Evergrande. The gutsy 1-0 victory at Tianhe Stadium came three weeks after the Reds ...

Reds take big step toward Asian Champions League final

Soccer Oct 2, 2019

Reds take big step toward Asian Champions League final

Superb goals from Fabricio and Takahiro Sekine lifted J. League side Urawa Reds to a 2-0 semifinal first-leg win over China's Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday. In a game more one-sided than the score thanks to tenacious and disciplined defending by ...