Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Tale of two strikers

Back in the 1980's, the club formerly known as Yomiuri FC had two strikers who were proficient at scoring. One would come from the dirt fields of Brazil to become a national icon. The other would suffer a disastrous injury and find himself struggling to hang on in a Paraguay league that seemed a million miles away.
Today, Kazu Miura is in Australia preparing to open a new chapter in his J1 career as the leading man in the Yokohama FC story. The other striker, Nobuhiro Takeda, also prepares for a new J league a member of Rui Ramos coaching staff for Tokyo Verdy.
6 years after appearing in his last game in green, Takeda becomes the latest in a long line of Verdy legends to coach for the old bird.

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