Honda scores goal in defeat


midfielder Keisuke Honda netted his second goal in as many games Sunday in the Dutch first division but slumping VVV Venlo was defeated by NEC Nijmegen 2-1. Honda, who also scored March 15 in a loss at Feyenoord, put VVV ahead in the 33rd minute but Jhonny van Beukering equalized 11 minutes from time.