Frontale trade Yoshito Okubo to Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Jun 26, 2018

Frontale trade Yoshito Okubo to Jubilo

Jubilo Iwata have acquired the J. League's all-time leading scorer Yoshito Okubo from Kawasaki Frontale, the first-division side said Tuesday. In a statement released by his former club, the 36-year-old Okubo said he feels bad about moving after six months with Frontale, for whom he ...

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

Soccer / J. League Apr 21, 2018

Frontale heap misery on Antlers once again

by Andrew McKirdy

Defending J. League champions Kawasaki Frontale rubbed more salt into Kashima Antlers' wounds with a resounding 4-1 win over last season's runners-up on Saturday. Frontale, who snatched the title from under Kashima's noses on the final day of last season, took a fifth-minute lead at ...

Soccer / J. League Jun 27, 2017

FC Tokyo's Okubo sidelined with foot injury

FC Tokyo striker Yoshito Okubo has been diagnosed with a right-foot ligament injury and will need four to six weeks for a full recovery, team officials announced Tuesday. Okubo, the J1 career scoring leader with 177 goals, was hurt in Sunday's game against Jubilo Iwata ...

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, ...

Own goal lifts FC Tokyo

Soccer / J. League Feb 25, 2017

Own goal lifts FC Tokyo

Yuto Misao scored a freak own goal to gift FC Tokyo a shock 1-0 win away against the defending champion Kashima Antlers on the opening day of the J. League season on Saturday. Misao, a preseason signing from Shonan Bellmare, bundled over the line with ...