Soccer May 24, 2017

Kubo delighted with Gent contribution

Japan striker Yuya Kubo returned home on Wednesday pleased with his goal-scoring exploits over the second half of the season at Belgium first-division club Gent. Kubo bagged 11 goals for Gent after joining the Jupiler League side from Swiss club Young Boys in January, raising ...

Soccer May 15, 2017

Gent's Kubo scores 10th goal of season

Japan striker Yuya Kubo struck his 10th league goal of the season but Gent was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Charleroi in the Belgian championship playoffs on Sunday. Kubo converted a penalty to equalize five minutes before the break, after midfielder Enes ...

Soccer May 8, 2017

Kubo scores in Gent defeat

Japan striker Yuya Kubo scored his ninth goal since moving to Gent in January, but his club lost 4-3 to Oostende in the Belgian soccer championship playoffs Sunday. At Versluys Arena in Ostend, Gent's Kenny Saief opened the scoring in the 13th minute but the ...

Kubo continues tear in Gent victory

Soccer Apr 26, 2017

Kubo continues tear in Gent victory

Japan striker Yuya Kubo struck for the third time in as many games as Gent beat Zulte-Waregem 2-0 in the Belgian championship playoffs on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Kubo opened the scoring in the 24th minute at Regenboog Stadium by chesting a cross from the right ...

Kubo lifts Gent to draw in playoffs

Soccer Apr 22, 2017

Kubo lifts Gent to draw in playoffs

Japan striker Yuya Kubo was on target again to help Gent earn a 1-1 draw at home to Oostende in the Belgian first-division playoffs on Friday. Franck Berrier fired Oostende into a 67th-minute lead from close range, but Kubo, who struck the winner in Monday's ...

Kubo stars as Japan beats UAE in World Cup qualifier

Soccer Mar 24, 2017

Kubo stars as Japan beats UAE in World Cup qualifier

Yuya Kubo opened his national team account and Yasuyuki Konno marked his return from the international wilderness with a goal as Japan beat United Arab Emirates 2-0 away in a final-round World Cup qualifier on Thursday night. In only his third international appearance, Belgian-based forward ...

Kubo's wonder goal puts Gent into playoffs

Soccer Mar 13, 2017

Kubo's wonder goal puts Gent into playoffs

Yuya Kubo struck for the third successive game in style in Gent's 3-0 victory over Mechelen in the Belgian Jupiler League on Sunday. Kubo stated his case for another call-up to the Japan national team with a superb solo effort shortly before the break, weaving ...

Soccer Mar 5, 2017

Kubo nets winner for Gent

Yuya Kubo struck the winner in Gent's 3-2 win over Waasland-Beveren on Saturday in the Belgian top flight, his fourth goal in six league games since joining the side in January from Young Boys in Switzerland. After his teammate Jeremy Perbet twice cancelled out goals ...

Kubo marks Ghent debut with stunning goal

Soccer Jan 30, 2017

Kubo marks Ghent debut with stunning goal

Yuya Kubo made a spectacular debut for Belgian first-division side Ghent on Sunday, scoring a stunning free kick in a 2-0 win at home against league leader Club Brugge. Only four days after the club announced the signing of the 23-year-old striker, Kubo showed his ...