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League Standings
RnkTeamMPWDLPtsGD
1
Urawa Reds1492329+10
2Sagan Tosu1491428+11
3Vissel Kobe1466224+9
4Kashima Antlers1480624+9
5Kashiwa Reysol1465323+2
6Sanfrecce Hiroshima1364322+3
7Albirex Niigata1457222+2
8Kawasaki Frontale1363421+9
9Shimizu S-Pulse14536180
10FC Tokyo14536180
11Vegalta Sendai1453618-9
12Yokohama F Marinos1352617+3
13Cerezo Osaka1344516+2
14Ventforet Kofu1444616-3
15Nagoya Grampus1451816-6
16Gamba Osaka1443715-5
17Omiya Ardija1434713-7
18Tokushima Vortis 1411124-30
Last Update: Friday, May 23, 2014
Afshin's NoteArchive
 
Human Nature…
Human Nature…Shimizu S-Pulse 1 vs. Vissel Kobe 2We humans have a tendency to procrastinate, and we often leave matters unfinished. Given our incredible performance and result just three days prior in Tokyo, the expectation was high.  Our fantastic supporters turned up to cheer us through the finish line.  With nine points from three games, we had the opportunity to qualify to the next round with two games remaining, a great achievement.  Considering the congested schedule, four hour bus ride back from Tokyo on Wednesday night, and two days between fixtures we were concerned with... More
 
Jul 21 2014
Shimizu S-PULSE 0 vs Kawasaki Frontale 2
Tough Loss!
S-PULSE 0-2 Kawasaki   CAUTIONS Jong-a-Pin (81) ATTENDANCE 15305   GK Aizawa DF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Sugiyama, Yoshida MF Honda, Musaka, Kawai FW Omae, Novakovic, Takagi T   Jong-a-Pin on for Honda (70) Murata on for Kawai (70) Takagi Y on for Takagi T (88)   REPORT   After the summer World Cup hiatus, J1 was ...
 
Jul 12 2014
Shimizu S-PULSE 5 vs Biwako Seikei Sport College 0
Good Start to the Emperor's Cup...
S-PULSE vs Biwako Seikei Sport College   S-PULSE GOALS Sugiyama 58, Omae 81, Novakovic 83, Takagi T 88, Takagi Y 92 CAUTIONS Jakovic 46, Sugiyama 76 ATTENDANCE 2844   GK Aizawa DF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Sugiyama (c), Yoshida MF Honda, Ishige, Musaka FW Novakovic, Omae, Takagi T   Lee Ki Je on for Yoshida (HT) Murata on for Ishige (74) ...
 
Jun 02 2014
Kashima 3-0 S-Pulse
Out of Nabisco Cup!
Kashima 3-0 S-Pulse CAUTIONS Yoshida 65, Jakovic 73ATTENDANCE 10667GK AizawaDF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Jong-a-Pin, Yoshida MF Sugiyama, Musaka, Takeuchi FW Ishige, Omae, Takagi TMurata on for Ishige (62)Kaneko on for Takeuchi (68)Hiroi on for Takagi T (85)REPORTOn hot and sunny June 1st, what felt like the first day of summer, S-Pulse travelled north to Ibaraki prefecture to face five time Nabisco Cup w ...
 
May 30 2014
Sagan Tosu 2-0 S-PULSE
We Have to be Better!
Sagan Tosu 2-0 S-PULSECAUTIONS Novakovic 28ATTENDANCE 5231GK KushibikiDF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Jong a Pin, Yoshida MF Kawai, Takeuchi, Musaka FW Omae, Novakovic, Takagi TMurata on for Kawai (58)Sugiyama on for Takeuchi (58)REPORTIn the unfamiliar surroundings of the Saga Prefectural Athletics Stadium, Sagan Tosu were Shimizu’s conquerors for the second time this May, on this occasion courtesy of goals ...
 
May 27 2014
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 vs. Vissel Kobe 2
Human Nature…
Human Nature…Shimizu S-Pulse 1 vs. Vissel Kobe 2We humans have a tendency to procrastinate, and we often leave matters unfinished. Given our incredible performance and result just three days prior in Tokyo, the expectation was high.  Our fantastic supporters turned up to cheer us through the finish line.  With nine points from three games, we had the opportunity to qualify to the next ro ...
 
May 23 2014
F.C. Tokyo 2 vs. Shimizu S-Pulse 3
Victorious in the Capital!
Victorious in the Capital!F.C. Tokyo 2 vs. Shimizu S-Pulse 3A match many will remember for a long time, as our men played with passion, purpose, and poise.  Despite the challenging schedule in recent weeks, we showed an extraordinary performance concluded by three wonderful goals from three different players.  Each goal represented our attacking variation, quality, and potential.  W ...
 
May 21 2014
FC Tokyo 2-3 S-PULSE
Winning in the Capital!
FC Tokyo 2-3 S-PULSES-PULSE GOALS Takagi 8, Omae 21, Novakovic 57CAUTIONS Novakovic 10ATTENDANCE 8749GK KushibikiDF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Jong a Pin, Yoshida MF Takeuchi, Kawai, Musaka FW Omae, Takagi, NovakovicSugiyama on for Novakovic (78)Takagi Y on for Takagi T (86)Hiroi on for Takeuchi (90)REPORTS-Pulse triumphed in the capital tonight, in doing so maintaining their 100% record in the Yamazaki Na ...
 
May 20 2014
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 vs. Vissel Kobe 1
Disappointed Despite Domination…
Disappointed Despite Domination…Shimizu S-Pulse 1 vs. Vissel Kobe 1We truly dominated Vissel Kobe in a one sided affair, but we continued to struggle in the penalty box.  We created enough openings, space, and chances to score several goals, but we had to settle for a draw.  Our performance and effort deserved more, but we need more diligent, precision and sharpness in the final third to ...
 
May 17 2014
S-PULSE 1-1 Kobe
Dominated the Draw!
S-PULSE 1-1 KobeGOALS Sugiyama (66)CAUTIONS Jong a Pin (44) Sugiyama (67) Murata (90+3)ATTENDANCE 12639GK KushibikiDF Jakovic, Hiraoka, Jong a Pin, Yoshida MF Sugiyama, Musaka, Takeuchi FW Omae, Takagi T, NovakovicKawai on for Takeuchi (78)Murata on for Omae (88)Hiroi on for Takagi T (90+1)REPORTIAI Stadium Nihondaira was bathed in beautiful spring sunshine for S-Pulse’s final league game before t ...
 
May 12 2014
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 vs. Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Promising Performance!
Promising Performance!Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 vs. Shimizu S-Pulse 1The grueling J-League schedule continued, as we traveled to Hiroshima - our fifth game in fourteen days living in suitcases traveling to far three corners of Japan.  The two-time champions of J-League are stronger than ever close to advancing to Final 8 of ACL Champions League and had a chance to take pole position in the J-Leag ...