Japan player trials receive international response

A mass trial of Japanese players organised by the J-League and J-League Pro-Footballers Association received a excellent response from clubs. The J-League, JFL (third division), universities, regional teams and the US Major League Soccer sent as many as 153 scouts to the trial, which was first held four years ago to tap potential players. According to AFCMedia, total of 97 players presented on the occasion, each playing in a match of 30 minutes.

The second trial will be held in Tokyo in January 2006.