Sep 11, 2018
Thai star Chanathip Songkrasin's move to the J.League in 2017 has changed the landscape of East Asian football. His successes on and off the field are part of a larger plan the Japan Football Association has had in motion for years that the Korean Football Association would do well to emulate. If K League is going to be a league of choice for the rising tide of Southeast Asian talent, now is the time to build those bridges; before their Japanese counterpart takes an insurmountable lead.
K League United's Editor-in-Chief Ryan Walters spoke with journalists Paul Murphy (ESPNFC) and Dan Orlowitz (The Japan Times) to get the rundown on this initiative and how it looks set to benefit both leagues and national sides.