Tag - we-league



Urawa's Kiko Seike (right) celebrates with Yu Endo during the AFC Women’s Championship Cup at Urawa Komaba Stadium in Saitama on Friday.
May 13, 2024
Kiko Seike shines as Urawa Reds Ladies add two titles to collection over weekend
Urawa won the AFC Women’s Championship Cup on Friday and clinched the WE League title on Sunday.
Urawa Reds Ladies celebrate with their fans after winning the league championship at Urawa Komaba Stadium on June 3, 2023.
May 9, 2024
Urawa Reds Ladies to vie for Asian supremacy amid controversy over AFC's actions
Final to go ahead after backlash forced AFC to reverse earlier decision to cancel match.
INAC Kobe Leonessa players celebrate after winning the Empress' Cup on Saturday in Osaka.
Jan 27, 2024
Kobe sinks Urawa in dramatic Empress' Cup final
"I'm very happy as the players worked hard to get this far and put in efforts together," said Kobe manager Jordi Ferron.
The INAC Kobe Leonessa women's football team poses for a photo before a WE League Cup match against Chifure AS Elfen Saitama on Sept. 10 at Noevir Stadium in Kobe.
Oct 24, 2023
Kobe women's soccer team lets fans decide ticket price
One fan paid as much as ¥10,000, according to an INAC Kobe Leonessa club official.
Albirex's Moemi Nishibuchi (left) and Sanfrecce's Manaka Matsumoto contest for a header during the final of the 2023 WE League Cup in Kawasaki on Saturday.
Oct 14, 2023
Sanfrecce outlasts Albirex for WE League Cup title
The sister team of three-time J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima earned its first major trophy since its 2020 inception.
Japan midfielder Hinata Miyazawa (right) is leaving her club Mynavi Sendai Ladies to join Manchester United in England's Women's Super League.
Sep 7, 2023
World Cup Golden Boot winner Hinata Miyazawa moves to Manchester United
The 23-year-old Miyazawa's five goals helped Japan reach the quarterfinals at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Nadeshiko Japan reached the knockout stage at a fourth consecutive FIFA Women's World Cup before being eliminated in the quarterfinals on Friday by Sweden.
SOCCER / Women's World cup / From the Spot
Aug 15, 2023
Bold steps needed from JFA, WE League to maintain momentum after WWC
After Nadeshiko Japan's inspiring quarterfinal run in New Zealand, the country's soccer bodies must avoid the missteps of the post-2011 boom and bust.
Forward Zahra Muzdalifah (back center) is the first foreign player to sign with Cerezo Osaka's women's team as it prepares for its debut WE League season.
Aug 1, 2023
Indonesia icon Zahra Muzdalifah vows to make WE League impact
By adding the high-profile player, who has more than 900,000 followers on her Instagram account, the club hopes to increase its recognition in Asia.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Masataka Yoshida takes AL batting average lead with three-hit night
The 30-year-old major league rookie had three singles beginning with a line drive to left field off Max Scherzer in the first inning at Fenway Park.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 18, 2023
WE League chair: Japan sees 'cute' players, not elite athletes
Momentum behind women’s soccer in Japan has stalled in the years since its 2011 triumph and 2015 runner-up finish, even as global interest in women’s sports accelerates.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Jul 17, 2023
Haruka Kitaguchi wins javelin competition with season's best throw
Kitaguchi broke her own national record with a throw of 67.04 meters.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Lionel Messi signs contract with Inter Miami through 2025
It's also hoped the long-time Barcelona talisman can revive the fortunes of a Miami squad at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Ange Postecoglou hopes to present Harry Kane with Spurs vision
Bundesliga heavyweight Bayern Munich is reportedly among several top clubs interested in signing the England captain.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Osasuna barred from UEFA Conference League over match-fixing scandal
The La Liga club plans to appeal the UEFA ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Home run leader Shohei Ohtani named June's AL Player of the Month
The Angels star was also named the AL Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his major league career.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup / From the Spot
Jun 27, 2023
Broadcaster standoff shows fragile state of Japanese women's soccer
Failure to find a television home for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup could all but cripple the sport's hopes of mainstream acceptance in the country.
Japan Times
Jun 26, 2023
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal needs to gain strength through transfer market to challenge Manchester City
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the Gunners have to use the transfer market to get stronger if they are to topple Manchester City as Premier League champions next season.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
The post-American Middle East
The recent cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the de-escalation in Yemen have all been accomplished with minimal Western involvement.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2023
Shohei Ohtani named AL Player of the Week for the fifth time
Ohtani's stellar play in the week of June 12 to 18 included hitting .435 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in seven games.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 18, 2023
How Japan's top soccer league is striving to become a climate leader
As the league continues to grow, and as climate change wreaks havoc on operations, its quest to bring healthier lifestyles to the Japanese public has expanded into environmental issues.


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