Honda set for AC Milan exit

May 22, 2017

Honda set for AC Milan exit

Midfielder Keisuke Honda said on Twitter on Sunday he will be departing AC Milan at the end of the season, bringing an end to a difficult stint at the Italian giant that was characterized by frustratingly limited playing time. But the 30-year-old Japan international ...

Feb 25, 2017

MLS club Seattle eyes Honda: report

Japan international Keisuke Honda is reportedly set for a move to Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders, but Italian club AC Milan said Friday the 30-year-old attacker will be going nowhere until his contract expires in June. Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported ...

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

Oct 5, 2016

Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans

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Japan international Keisuke Honda on Tuesday slammed AC Milan supporters as being fair-weather fans, saying their ruthlessness is not helping the storied club turn its fortunes around. Honda, back with the national team for the World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and Australia, two games ...

Sep 24, 2016

Van Basten named FIFA technical boss

FIFA appointed Netherlands and AC Milan great Marco van Basten as a technical director on Friday to help raise coaching standards. FIFA confirmed Van Basten’s new job after he resigned last month as an assistant coach with the Dutch national team. Van Basten was ...

Aug 5, 2016

Chinese investors to buy AC Milan

Silvio Berlusconi agreed on Friday to sell more than 99 percent of AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors, announced Fininvest, the holding company of the Berlusconi family. A preliminary agreement after months of negotiations sets the value of the Italian giants at ...

Jul 8, 2016

New Milan boss ready to get acquainted with Honda

New AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella praised midfielder Keisuke Honda during his introductory news conference Thursday, saying he would get to know the “fantastic” Japan international while taking the helm of the Serie A club. “Honda is a fantastic player with well-defined characteristics,” Montella ...

May 30, 2016

Honda skips training due to discomfort in left knee

AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda was held out of Japan training on Monday for the Kirin Cup with discomfort in his left knee and is now day-to-day for the four-team tournament. The 25-man squad assembled in full for the first time on Monday for the ...

Jan 30, 2016

Honda would welcome chance to play in Rio Games if asked

AC Milan midfielder Keisuke Honda said he had not contemplated about representing Japan at this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics as an overage player but admitted he would consider it if asked to go by the Japan Football Association. “I hadn’t thought about that, ...

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Jan 4, 2016

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Growing up in Osaka, Keisuke Honda dreamed of signing with AC Milan and wearing the No. 10 for the Rossoneri, a dream the Japan international has managed to realize. But two years after arriving at the San Siro to huge fanfare and massive expectations, ...

Mihajlovic defends Honda after derby dud

Sep 14, 2015

Mihajlovic defends Honda after derby dud

AC Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic came to the defense of Keisuke Honda after the Japan international midfielder came in for criticism following Sunday’s 1-0 derby defeat to Inter Milan. A 58th-minute strike by Colombian Fredy Guarin settled what was a thrilling “Derby della Madonnina” ...

Jun 17, 2015

Milan fires Inzaghi, hires Mihajlovic

AC Milan fired coach Filippo Inzaghi and immediately replaced him with Sinisa Mihajlovic on a two-year deal on Tuesday. Milan informed Inzaghi he was unwanted earlier this month, but was hoping to terminate his contract under mutual terms. The talks apparently failed. “AC Milan ...

Honda wants to stay at Milan next season

May 25, 2015

Honda wants to stay at Milan next season

Keisuke Honda made it clear on Sunday that he wants to remain at AC Milan next season. “A lot of people will leave a club solely for individual reasons,” Honda said, after putting in a full shift during Milan’s 3-0 victory over Torino. “But ...