Soccer: Gamba's Japan Midfielder Endo Wins J-league Mvp Award

Soccer: Gamba's Japan midfielder Endo wins J-League MVP awardGamba Osaka captain Yasuhito Endo was named the 2014 J-League Player of the Year on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Japan midfielder helped engineer the biggest turnaround in league history, Gamba erasing a 14-point deficit to finish one point ahead of Urawa Reds to capture their second championship and first since 2005.

Soccer: Omiya Sign Former Japan Midfielder Ienaga

Soccer: Omiya sign former Japan midfielder IenagaOmiya Ardija have signed former Japan midfielder Akihiro Ienaga from Spanish second-division side Mallorca, the J-League first-division club said Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Ienaga, who was on loan from Mallorca at his former club Gamba Osaka last season, is scheduled to join his new teammates at Omiya for training on Saturday.

Soccer: Sanfrecce Bring In Midfielder Shibasaki

Soccer: Sanfrecce bring in midfielder ShibasakiTwo-time defending J-League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima announced Tuesday they had acquired midfielder Kosei Shibasaki.
The 29-year-old Shibasaki scored six goals in 38 games this season as he contributed to Tokushima Vortis winning promotion to the J1.

German Club Borussia Dortmund Gets 17-year-old Japanese Midfielder On Loan

German club Borussia Dortmund gets 17-year-old Japanese midfielder on loanGerman football powerhouse Borussia Dortmund has announced the loan signing of 17-year-old Japanese midfielder Mitsuro Marouka from J-league club Cerezo Osaka. He will be joining the team on his 18th birthday on January 6, 2014, becoming the second Japanese player from the Osaka club to play for last season’s Champions League finalists.

Midfielder Matsui Joins Jubilo Iwata

Midfielder Matsui joins Jubilo IwataDaisuke Matsui has signed with the J. League’s Jubilo Iwata, the J2-bound club announced on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old 2010 World Cup midfielder arrives from Poland’s Lechia Gdansk. He last played in Japan 10 years ago with Kyoto Sanga before transferring to Le Mans of France.

Soccer: Jubilo Announce World Cup Midfielder Matsui Signing

Soccer: Jubilo announce World Cup midfielder Matsui signingFormer Japan international Daisuke Matsui has signed with the J-League's Jubilo Iwata, the J2-bound club announced on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old 2010 World Cup midfielder arrives from Poland's Lechia Gdansk. He last played in Japan 10 years ago with Kyoto Sanga before transferring to Le Mans of France.