Japanese J League
Colorado Rapids claim to have rejected the chance to sign Cerezo Osaka striker Diego Forlan but are refusing to rule out a move for Wolves forward Kevin Doyle.
Forlan, who joined Cerezo last January, is out of contract in the summer when his deal with the Japanese club expires.
Paul Bravo, the vice president of soccer operations and technical director of the Rapids, has revealed that the Major League Soccer side were offered the former Uruguay captain but turned down the chance to sign him.
Indonesia head coach Alfred Riedl has admitted that star player Irfan Bachdim may not recover from injury in time to make the final squad for the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup which kicks off on Nov. 22.
The Japan-based attacker is desperately trying to show the Austrian boss that he should be part of the 23-man party that heads to Vietnam for Group A games with the host nation, the Philippines and Laos. But according to Riedl, time is running out.
"At the moment, it doesn't look good for him," Riedl told...
Manchester City have expanded their growing global portfolio by announcing the purchase of a minority stake in Japanese J-League club Yokohama F Marinos.
The deal will bring the Marinos into a network which also includes new Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC and Australian club Melbourne Heart, as well as City's senior, youth and women's teams.
The partnership was announced in conjunction with the Marinos' owners, car manufacturer Nissan, and will see...