Soccer May 13, 2019

Keisuke Honda ends A-League career with semifinal loss

Former Japan star Keisuke Honda made his last appearance in the Australian A-League for Melbourne Victory in a 6-1 semifinal loss to archrivals Sydney FC on Sunday. The Victory's marquee player revealed in April that he would leave the A-League at the end of the ...

Keisuke Honda named Player of Month in Australia's A-League

Soccer Dec 12, 2018

Keisuke Honda named Player of Month in Australia's A-League

Keisuke Honda on Wednesday received Player of the Month honors in Australia's A-League after making an instant impact for his new club Melbourne Victory. Player representative body Professional Footballers Australia gave the October/November award to Honda, who has racked up four goals and three assists ...

Keisuke Honda scores in A-League debut

Soccer Oct 20, 2018

Keisuke Honda scores in A-League debut

Melbourne Victory newcomer Keisuke Honda scored a memorable goal in his A-League debut, but his team fell 2-1 to local rival Melbourne City in their season-opening clash on Saturday. The former Japan international donned the captain's armband as he started the Melbourne Derby on the ...

Keisuke Honda eager for first season in Australia to finally kick off

Soccer Oct 18, 2018

Keisuke Honda eager for first season in Australia to finally kick off

Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda is itching to kick off his Australian adventure with Melbourne Victory on Saturday after a long wait through the A-League's "weird" and "unique" preseason. As the league's highest-profile signing, Honda arrived in Australia to much fanfare in August, but with ...

Keisuke Honda hoping for chance to compete against Usain Bolt in A-League

Soccer Sep 5, 2018

Keisuke Honda hoping for chance to compete against Usain Bolt in A-League

Keisuke Honda is looking forward to an "awesome" showdown with sprinter-turned-soccer player Usain Bolt in the Australian League the former Japan international said Tuesday following his first training session with Cambodia's national team. Honda told reporters in Phnom Penh — where he is serving as ...

Usain Bolt set for tryout in Australia

Soccer Aug 18, 2018

Usain Bolt set for tryout in Australia

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional soccer player and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia Saturday for a trial stint with an A-League club. The superstar athlete has been given the chance to prove ...

Keisuke Honda credits Melbourne Victory move for saving career

Soccer Aug 15, 2018

Keisuke Honda credits Melbourne Victory move for saving career

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda said Wednesday the offer to play for Australian soccer team Melbourne Victory kept him from retiring from the sport. Speaking for the first time from the headquarters of his new club, Honda said a conversation with his now-coach Kevin Muscat ...