It looks like Hiroki Mizuhara is on his way to the depths of soccer purgatory as he ventures off to New Wave Kitakyushu. Mizuhara appeared in 8 games for Verdy.....pissing me off everytime! This looks like the last stop for the veteran as he pushes into his mid-thirties. Good luck to you sir and good luck to Wavy as well.
Here's my take on week 2 in J2 (Not counting Verdy)
Thespa Kusatsu versus Tokushima Vortis- Here's a matchup between the two bottom feeders in J2 from 2006. Tokushima is coming of a small upset of Ehime FC while Thespa got hammered by Ehime's opponent and a team you might be familiar with......Verdy.
My Prediction: 3-3......How Thespa gets 3 is beyond me but that's my call
Consadole Sapporo versus Sagan Tosu- Both teams are coming off losses to relegation victims. Consadole looked a bit better in their 2-0 loss. Sagan got hammered. This game is almost a must win for both squads as amazing as it sounds. Gotta go with the owls at home
Consadole 3-1.....better D and a better keeper
Cerezo Osaka versus Vegalta Sendai- Vegalta's road show moves on as they face Cerezo in their J2 debut. Sendai won on an own goal and a PK, I don't expect that to happen again. Cerezo is a mystery right now.
Avsipa Fukuoka versus Montedio Yamagata- Don't expect it to be as easy for Avispa this week because Montedio is solid on D. Not much offense though. I think Avispa will take it at home
GAME OF THE WEEK
Kyoto Sanga versus Shonan Bellmare- You have to pity Shonan after a rough mistake filled loss to Vegalta. Now they get to face a potential J2 juggernaut in Kyoto Sanga. Shona might be the most talented last place team in J2 after week 2.
Weekly Soccer Magazine names Hulk player of the week
It's unanimous! Hulk had a good game. WSM also only gave Diego and Ono a 5.5......so they are my new favorite magazine!