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Urawa Reds on Sunday announced the acquisition of Japan reserve goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa from J...The 27-year-old Nishikawa helped Sanfrecce retain their championship on the final day of this season, playing in all but one of their 34 league
Urawa Reds supporters will demand nothing less than three points from this weekend's J. League clash with Kashiwa Reysol, but after swapping the comfort of hometown team Sanfrecce Hiroshima for the bear pit of Saitama, defender Ryota Moriwaki wouldn'
Urawa Reds came from behind to ramp up the pressure in the J.League title race with a 2-1 win over Yokohama F...Third-place Reds went into the match at Nissan Stadium knowing that a top-of-the-table showdown between Vegalta Sendai and Sanfrecce
The J-League's former top goal scorer Ryoichi Maeda helped Japan beat Iceland 3-1 with an early goal on Friday in a warm-up game for a World Cup qualifier next week. The Asian Cup holders needed only two minutes to open the scoring when defender
League from frustrating overseas experiences this winter, but until Japanese soccer begins to appreciate the diversity of the European game, more are likely to come unstuck in the future. National team defender Masahiko Inoha ended a six-month spell
Last year was one to forget for both Urawa Reds and Tomoaki Makino, but the national team defender believes 2012 will be a different story after joining the fallen Saitama giants on a season-long loan...League champions in 2006, began preparations
Germany Cologne says it is sending defender Tomoaki Makino back to Japan for one year on loan to the Urawa Red Diamonds to gain more experience. Makino arrived in Cologne one year ago from Sanfrecce Hiroshima but has made only eight Bundesliga
Asian Cup hero Tadanari Lee was on target as Japan warmed up for next week's World Cup qualifier against Tajikistan with a comfortable but uninspiring 1-0 win over Vietnam on Friday night. Lee swept home in the 24th minute but the Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Japan's upcoming charity match against a J-League select side has gathered the support of Europe as the release of eight of the 12 based overseas including Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo was confirmed by the Japan Football Association on Saturday.
Japan's defense is taking a beating ahead of their fast-approaching Asian Cup opener against Jordan as Tomoaki Makino limped off the pitch during training on Thursday. Makino, who only recently transferred to Cologne of the Bundesliga from Sanfrecce