Koroki scores twice as Urawa beats Sendai

Soccer / J. League Oct 1, 2017

Koroki scores twice as Urawa beats Sendai

Shinzo Koroki scored a brace to help Asian Champions League semifinalists Urawa Reds to a 3-2 win away to Vegalta Sendai in the J. League first division on Sunday. Koroki extended his lead at the top of the J1 scoring charts to 19 goals with ...

Vegalta beat Tosu to boost survival chances

Soccer / J. League Sep 10, 2017

Vegalta beat Tosu to boost survival chances

Naoki Ishihara struck on either side of halftime as Vegalta Sendai defeated Sagan Tosu 4-1 to collect a crucial three points in the J. League survival race Sunday. In the only top-flight game of the day, Ishihara opened the scoring in the 11th minute before ...

Okuno strikes twice as Sendai stuns Kashima

Soccer / J. League Aug 30, 2017

Okuno strikes twice as Sendai stuns Kashima

Hiroaki Okuno struck twice in the second half as Vegalta Sendai stunned J. League champions Kashima Antlers 3-1 in the first leg of the Levain Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. Yoshihiro Nakano broke the deadlock on the hour for Sendai, which is currently 12th in the ...

Okubo lifts FC Tokyo to victory over Vegalta

Soccer / J. League 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

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2017

Cerezo target J. League upset

by Andrew McKirdy

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 ...

Soccer / J. League 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

Soccer / J. League 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 ...