Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita to move into top 3

Soccer / J. League Jul 27, 2019

Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita to move into top 3

Kawasaki Frontale beat Oita Trinita 3-1 in the J. League first division on Saturday after captain Yu Kobayashi struck the winner midway through the second half. Manabu Saito opened the scoring for Frontale in the 51st minute at Todoroki Stadium, but the visitors equalized 10 ...

Frontale, Consadole play to 1-1 draw

Soccer / J. League Jun 14, 2019

Frontale, Consadole play to 1-1 draw

Kawasaki Frontale captain Yu Kobayashi equalized in the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw against Consadole Sapporo on Friday. In the return to J1 action following the international break, the two-time defending champions fell behind against the run of play when Consadole striker Musashi ...

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

Soccer / J. League Feb 23, 2019

Frontale, Tokyo battle to draw

by Dan Orlowitz

After winning two straight J. League first division championships, Kawasaki Frontale was favored by many to become just the second team in the league's 26-year history to pull down a third. The Kanagawa Prefecture club's quest to join Kashima Antlers in the history books got ...

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Soccer / J. League Dec 18, 2018

Frontale's Akihiro Ienaga selected as J. League MVP

Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Akihiro Ienaga was named the J. League's Most Valuable Player at Tuesday's J. League Awards. It was the first MVP award for the 32-year-old Ienaga, whose club won its second consecutive league championship. He is the third straight Frontale player to win ...

Koya Kitagawa replaces Yu Kobayashi for Samurai Blue friendlies

Soccer Oct 8, 2018

Koya Kitagawa replaces Yu Kobayashi for Samurai Blue friendlies

Forward Yu Kobayashi has withdrawn from the Japan squad for the upcoming friendlies against Panama and Uruguay because of an ankle injury, the Japan Football Association said Monday. The 31-year-old Kawasaki Frontale striker left the field in the 82nd minute of Sunday's 0-0 draw between ...

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Soccer / J. League Oct 7, 2018

Kwoun saves point for Antlers in draw with Frontale

Kashima Antlers keeper Kwoun Sun-tae saved a penalty, allowing the hosts to draw 0-0 at home with J-League first-division leaders Kawasaki Frontale on Sunday. The draw moved Frontale, the defending champions, a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Yu Kobayashi, ...

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 26, 2018

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Shonan Bellmare escaped with a 0-0 draw against Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League on Wednesday night after striker Yu Kobayashi missed a late penalty for the visitors at a rain-soaked BMW Stadium. Following the postponement of their July 28 clash due to Typhoon Jongdari, ...