Time for a news round up!
Our twenty year old Korean Kim Dong-Sub was loaned out this week to J2 outfit Tokushima Vortis. Striker Dong-Sub has represented South Korea at national level at U15, U18 and U20 but is yet to make any first team appearances for us.
With Hara, Okazaki, Nagai and Johnsen all ahead of him, the club have chosen to loan him out where he will hopefully gain some match experience. The Shikoku side currently sit in 8th in the 18 team J2. He's due to return to the bright orange fold at the start of the new year. Read the full press release here (Japanese).
Our reserves sides played two practice matches last weekend.
August 8th, 10:00am, Miho
S-Pulse Satellite 3-0 Fuji Tokoha University
Nagai played most of the second half. :) Read full details here (Japanese).
August 8th, 4pm, Nihondaira
S-Pulse 0-1 Nagoya Grampus
Read full details here (Japanese).
As of 5pm Monday evening, less than 3000 tickets remain for this Sunday's clash with Albirex Niigata. With a week still to go, we've already sold more than the same fixture attracted last year, and remain on course to maintain an average crowd way up on last season. For full details of remaining tickets, click here (Japanese). If you want to go, don't wait around - get your ticket asap. Speaking of which, the Derby is mere days away, and as previously mentioned this game will sell out, so don't delay!