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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 ...

Honda's debut as general manager of Cambodia ends in loss

Soccer Sep 11, 2018

Honda's debut as general manager of Cambodia ends in loss

Keisuke Honda's first match as general manager of Cambodia's national team ended in a 3-1 loss to Malaysia in an international friendly on Monday. Honda, who will continue his playing career with Australian club Melbourne Victory, communicated with the players using hand gestures in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Keisuke Honda joins Cambodia national team as general manager

Soccer Aug 12, 2018

Keisuke Honda joins Cambodia national team as general manager

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda was unveiled as the new general manager of Cambodia's national soccer team on Sunday. Speaking at a press conference in the capital Phnom Penh, Honda said he signed a two-year contract and will also serve as a coach. The 32-year-old said ...

Keisuke Honda joins Melbourne Victory in Australian League

Soccer Aug 6, 2018

Keisuke Honda joins Melbourne Victory in Australian League

Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has signed with Melbourne Victory for the 2018-19 season, the A-League champions announced Monday. The former AC Milan player retired from international soccer after Japan's exit from the last 16 at the World Cup in Russia, having represented the nation ...

Keisuke Honda to join Melbourne in Australian League

Soccer Aug 1, 2018

Keisuke Honda to join Melbourne in Australian League

Keisuke Honda will join Australian club Melbourne Victory next season on a deal rumored to be worth 2.9 million Australian dollars (U.S. $2.15 million), multiple Australian media outlets reported Wednesday. The Victory, who play in the A-League, had targeted Honda as their marquee signing since ...

Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Soccer Jul 18, 2018

Keisuke Honda launching venture fund with Will Smith

Keisuke Honda will launch a venture fund of around $100 million with Hollywood actor and rapper Will Smith this month, the athlete's management firm said Wednesday. Nomura Holdings Inc. said it will also take part in what has been called the "Dreamers Fund," which will ...