Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

/ May 7, 2017

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

Yoshito Okubo grabbed a brace as FC Tokyo beat Vegalta Sendai 2-0 away for its third straight league win on Sunday, a result that moves the club into fourth place in the J. League first division. Okubo, the all-time J1 leading scorer with 175 goals, ...

Cerezo target J. League upset

/ Feb 23, 2017

Cerezo target J. League upset

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The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. YOKOHAMA F. MARINOS Last season: 10th Marinos fans had high expectations when the City Football Group that owns ...

/ Nov 19, 2016

Vegalta's Watanabe to remain in charge for 2017 season

Vegalta Sendai announced on Saturday that Susumu Watanabe will manage the club for another season in 2017. Watanabe, who has been in charge of Sendai since April 2014, kept his team afloat in top-flight soccer as Vegalta finished 12th in the overall standings this season. "I'm ...

Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

/ May 25, 2016

Frontale stay afloat in Nabisco Cup

A brace from little-used Shohei Otsuka just kept Kawasaki alive in the Nabisco Cup as Frontale defeated Group B leaders Vegalta Sendai 2-1 on Wednesday. Otsuka opened the scoring in the 43rd minute before doubling Kawasaki's lead early in the second half. Substitute Ramon Lopes ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

/ Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

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The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable finish last season, ...

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

/ Nov 14, 2015

Vegalta advance to Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Vegalta Sendai defeated relegated Matsumoto Yamaga 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Emperor's Cup. Shingo Tomita bundled in the opener midway through the second half at a rain-hit Yurtec Stadium and Naoki Sugai scored an equally scrappy second to all but ...

Kurata brace keeps Gamba's treble hopes alive

/ Oct 25, 2015

Kurata brace keeps Gamba's treble hopes alive

Shu Kurata scored twice as Gamba Osaka kept alive their hopes of repeating last year's domestic treble success with a crucial 3-1 win away at Vegalta Sendai on Sunday. Patric opened the scoring midway through the first half at Yurtec Stadium and Kurata scored with ...