Shimizu S-Pulse is a club with history and is currently one of the most powerful teams in Asia. In their 16 year history, they have won the Asian Cup Winners Cup once, as well as each of the three Japanese Cups.
One of their key players is Cho Jae-Jin, who has scored 34 goals in his 79 games at the club. The striker also played 29 matches for the South Korean National Team, and even participated at the 2006 World Cup. Besides him, there is Jungo Fujimoto, a midfielder who was chosen the Best Young Midfielder of the J-League in 2006. Despite being only 23 years old, he has already played a few matches for the Japanese National Team.
River will most likely repeat the squad that defeated Reading FC on Friday. This means that the team should look as follows:
Juan Marcelo Ojeda;
Paulo Ferrari-Eduardo Tuzzio-Danilo Gerlo-Cristian Villagra;
Fernando Belluschi-A. Fernandez-Leonardo Ponzio-Matias Abelairas;
Marco Ruben-Mauro Rosales;
The match will not be shown in the USA. In other news, Danilo Gerlo impressed Reading FC's President, who will be following "Paco" closely tomorrow. Since both Cristian Nasuti and Gerlo might leave (Nasuti is wanted by Genoa), River are looking to bring in Ronald Raldes of Rosario Central. Other than the Bolivian, Pablo Cesar Aguilar might join the squad. Aguilar is a Paraguayan central defender who currently plays for Sportivo Luqueno, a team from his home country. The youngster participated in Paraguay's U-20 squad and will be on trial for the team.