19 January 2013

2013 Mito Squad

Back after a while!

Here is the 2013 squad as officially announced. While there may be one or two new players signed, especially as there are currently 4 fewer players than last year, this is the final announcement. This form has the player position, name, birthdate, current age, previous club if new, and year with the club ("1" showing the player is a new acquisition).

GK
Koji Honma
4/27/1977
35
Ibaraki

15
GK
Nao Iwadate
8/171988
24
Kanagawa

2
GK
Takashi Kasahara
11/21/1988
24
Saitama

3
GK
Akihisa Okada
9/28/1994
18
Ibaraki
Kashima Antlers Youth (Mito school)
1
DF
Daisuke Tomita
4/24/1977
35
Yamaguchi
Ventforet Kofu
1
DF
Gakuto Kondo
2/10/1981
31
Aichi
Vissel Kobe
1
DF
Junya Hosokawa
6/24/1984
28
Saitama

2
DF
Kei Omoto
7/21/1984
28
Chiba

3
DF
Hiroki Kato
7/13/1986
26
Kanagawa

5
DF
Yong-Gi Kim
8/1/1989
23
South Korea

2
DF
Naoki Wako
1989年11月26日
23
茨城県

2
DF
Kosei Ishigami
1/11/1990
23
Shizuoka

2
DF
Ryo Shinzato
7/2/1990
22
Aichi
Chukyo University
1
MF
Koji Hashimoto
4/22/1986
26
Ishikawa

2
MF
Yuki Shimada
11/18/1986
26
Saitama

5
MF
Kenta Nishioka
1987年4月15日
25
Ehime

4
MF
Tsukasa Ozawa
5/8/1988
24
Kanagawa

3
MF
Fumiya Kogura
6/28/1989
23
Tokyo
Albirex Niigata
1
MF
Yuji Iida
7/7/1992
20
Ibaraki

3
MF
Kohei Uchida
5/19/1993
19
Saitama

2
MF
Yuto Suzuki
12/7/1993
19
Kanagawa

2
MF
Tsubasa Nihei
9/10/1994
18
Chiba
FC Tokyo Under 18
1
FW
Takayuki Suzuki
6/5/1976
36
Ibaraki

3
FW
Hiroaki Nanba
12/9/1982
30
Okayama
Yokohama FC
1
FW
Kohei Mishima
4/15/1987
25
Saitama

2
FW
Yuki Namamura
8/1/1990
22
Kanagawa
Meiji University (played summer 2012 with Mito)
1

28 September 2012

Mito Not Permitted to Promote

The JFA granted licenses for 41 teams today, allowing for play in J. League next year if performing appropriately.

33 teams were given J1 license, meaning any division play is allowed. Mito was one of the few teams  not granted a J1 license but only J2, meaning even if reaching promotion this year, it will not be allowed. Mito's stumbling block is stadium capacity. From this year standing room only areas cannot count toward the required 15000, and K's is less than 11000 in that case. With no other option the club will officially register larger former home stadium Kasamatsu as the home stadium in future years, until K's can be upgraded.

All current clubs in J1 and J2 have a license and one other team was granted a J2 license: JFL powers V-Varen Nagasaki. If they finish with promotion, one J2 team must be relegated to the 3rd division in 2013. Mito is already mathematically cleared of any risk of relegation this season.

Tsubasa Nihei to Mito HollyHock

Tsubasa Nihei, a standout midfielder in FC Tokyo's youth team, has agreed to join Mito from next season.

23 September 2012

Junya Hosokawa and Yuuki Yamamura to Mito HollyHock

Since the last day of updates, Mito signed free agent Junya Hosokawa. He is a veteran of Vegalta Sendai and was released at the end of last season due to injury.

Yuuki Yamamura, who recently played with Mito for a month as a JFA special assignment and was the first such player to score a goal in this capacity, has signed to join the club next season after graduation.

Mito 1 - 4 Kyoto

Mito 2 - 1 Tokushima

Mito 2 - 0 Kumamoto

Emperor's Cup: Mito 2 - 2 Oita (5 - 4 on Penalties)

Mito 2 - 0 Tottori

Mito 0 - 3 Chiba

Mito 1 - 2 Yokohama FC

Mito 2 - 1 Oita

Mito 0 - 1 Kofu

Mito 2 - 2 Yamagata

Mito 0 - 1 Tochigi

Mito 4 - 2 Fukuoka

Mito 1 - 1 Ehime

14 July 2012

Mito 1 - 1 Shonan

Mito 0 - 2 Tokyo

Mito 3 - 1 Kyoto

Mito 0 - 1 Oita

Mito 1 - 3 Kofu

Mito 1 - 2 Kumamoto

Mito 1 - 2 Kumamoto

Mito 3 - 1 Tochigi

Mito 0 - 0 Machida

Mito 0 - 2 Ehime

Mito 1 - 2 Tottori

Mito 0 - 2 Tokyo

03 May 2012

Mito 1 - 0 Gifu

Mito played incredibly poorly but still pulled out a win thanks to an early Romero Frank goal.

The win brings Mito to a 4 game winning streak. Mito is now third place, less than a game behind leaders Shonan and Yamagata.