The Big Green hit the field yesterday against the pale pink and blue of Tosu for a couple of friendly matches
Game 1 had a lineup of
Togawa Tsuchiya Hattori Fujita
Diego Ze Luis Nanami Hiroyama
Maybe it's a bit different configuration (Togawa in the middle and Hattori on the side)
The first half saw the J2 rivals lock in a 0-0 draw. At the half, Takagi, Hiroyama, and Ze Luis were subbed out for Sato, Yoshihara, and Ono and it seemed to work because Hulk managed to deposit two goals in the second frame to lead Verdy to an impressive 2-0 victory.
Game 2 saw a more patchwork lineup as players tried out unfamiliar positions
Sugawara Kaimoto Ichiyanagi Killoran
Ono Sato Tomisawa Kosei Shibasaki
Like the A game, the B squads managed to lock up a half in a scoreless draw. Shibasaki, Tomisawa, Sato, and Ono made way for Muro, Miyasaka, Sonoda, and trainee extraordinaire Yamamoto.
Saito started the scoring in the second half off a heel pass from Kaimoto. Shibasaki Kosei put in the next goal off a cross from Killoran. Finally, after Sagan got one back to cut the lead in half, Yamamoto hooked up with Sonoda to get the 3rd and final goal for Verdy....3-1 and a sweep of a team that gave them fits all last year.
So if your keeping score at home
0-1-1 against J1 squads
2-0-0 against J2
1-0-0 against JFL
2-0-0 against lower division/amateur squads