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 ...

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 ...