Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday to get his reign off to a winning start. The 58-year-old, whose appointment as head coach has gone down badly with already disillusioned Newcastle fans, was unable ...

Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Soccer Jul 28, 2018

Muto set to make move to Newcastle

Newcastle United has struck a deal on Japan international striker Yoshinori Muto's transfer from Mainz, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The move is subject to Muto receiving a work permit to play in England, the club said. The transfer fee is reported to ...

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Soccer May 7, 2018

Yoshinori Muto goal helps Mainz secure top-flight survival

Forward Yoshinori Muto helped secure Mainz's survival in the German top-tier on Saturday by scoring in the team's 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund. After Bote Baku opened the scoring for Mainz in the fourth minute, Muto doubled the lead with his eighth goal of the ...

Yoshinori Muto nets brace as Mainz tops Stuttgart

Soccer Jan 21, 2018

Yoshinori Muto nets brace as Mainz tops Stuttgart

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto scored a brace to help his team snap its six-match winless streak in the German Bundesliga on Saturday, when Mainz beat Stuttgart 3-2 at home. Japan international Muto equalized with an assist from Frenchman Abdou Diallo in first-half injury time, after ...

Yoshinori Muto scores fourth goal of season in Mainz defeat

Soccer Jan 14, 2018

Yoshinori Muto scores fourth goal of season in Mainz defeat

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto scored his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season away to Hannover on Saturday, but a Niclas Fullkrug hat trick ensured a 3-2 victory for the home side. Japan international Muto struck home a cross inside the penalty area to put the ...

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Soccer Sep 28, 2017

Muto, Asano included on 24-man Japan squad for October friendlies

Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto and Stuttgart striker Takuma Asano were among the foreign-based players named on the Japan national team for next month's friendly soccer games against New Zealand and Haiti, the Japan Football Association said Thursday. But regulars Keisuke Honda of Pachuca, Shinji Okazaki ...

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Soccer Sep 10, 2017

Muto scores first goal of season in Mainz win

Yoshinori Muto opened his season account by equalizing for Mainz in a 3-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. With the visitors down one, Muto struck just before the interval from a leftwing Daniel Brosinski cross, volleying into the net with his left foot. Abdou Diallo ...

FC Tokyo falls again during German tour

Soccer / J. League Jul 20, 2017

FC Tokyo falls again during German tour

FC Tokyo suffered its second straight defeat on its summer tour of Germany on Wednesday, losing 5-2 to Bundesliga side Mainz. Keigo Higashi leveled for Tokyo shortly after Gerrit Holtmann gave Mainz the lead six minutes into the second half. But goals from Danny Latza, ...

Muto returns from injury layoff

Soccer Jan 23, 2017

Muto returns from injury layoff

Japan forward Yoshinori Muto made his comeback Sunday after four months on the sidelines in Mainz's scoreless home draw against Cologne in the German Bundesliga. Muto started after recovering from a right knee injury and lower-back pain and came off a minute before the final ...