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Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Soccer Dec 2, 2018

Bremen's Yuya Osako nets third league goal

Japan international Yuya Osako scored his third goal of the season on Saturday in Werder Bremen's 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich. The 28-year-old striker headed the equalizer in the 33rd minute from a right-footed cross by Max Kruse. But Bayern's Serge Gnabry netted the game-winning ...

Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Soccer Nov 20, 2018

Japan trounces Kyrgyzstan in final friendly before Asian Cup

Japan proved a cut above in its last friendly before next year's Asian Cup, beating Kyrgyzstan 4-0 on Tuesday. A second-minute strike by national team debutant Ryosuke Yamanaka set the tone, with Genki Haraguchi adding another midway through the first half and substitutes Yuya Osako ...

New stars shine for Samurai Blue

Soccer Oct 17, 2018

New stars shine for Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

A squad in transition following a surprisingly successful run in the World Cup. A new head coach establishing his vision. A South American opponent ranked fifth in the world. A sold-out Saitama Stadium. An impressive win that fans will look back on as having ...

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Soccer Oct 16, 2018

Japan strikes early, holds off Uruguay in thrilling friendly

Takumi Minamino scored a brace, while Ritsu Doan netted his first international goal, as Japan's rising stars spearheaded a 4-3 win over Uruguay on Tuesday night. In their third outing under manager Hajime Moriyasu, the Samurai Blue displayed an impressive attacking game as they outplayed ...

Osako nets first league goal for Werder in win over Eintracht

Soccer Sep 2, 2018

Osako nets first league goal for Werder in win over Eintracht

Yuya Osako opened his Bundesliga account for Werder Bremen on Saturday, scoring the opener in a 2-1 victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt. The Samurai Blue striker scored with a right-footed shot in the 20th minute to give the visitors the lead against an Eintracht side ...

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Soccer Aug 19, 2018

Yuya Osako scores in debut for Werder Bremen

Japan striker Yuya Osako scored in his debut for Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Bundesliga side's 6-1 victory against Wormatia in the first round of the German Cup. Osako opened the scoring in the ninth minute at EWR Arena off an assist from Austria ...