Hiroshima spoils Keisuke Honda's Victory farewell

Soccer May 22, 2019

Hiroshima spoils Keisuke Honda's Victory farewell

Yusuke Minagawa scored the 73rd-minute winner on Wednesday as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Keisuke Honda's Melbourne Victory 3-1 in the final group round of the Asian Champions League. Honda, a longtime star with the Japan national team, confirmed Tuesday that the game would be his last ...

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 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 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 ...

Soccer Mar 3, 2016

Gamba draw, Reds defeated in Asian Champions League

Gamba Osaka wasted a number of decent chances to settle for a 1-1 draw at home against Melbourne Victory in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday, taking two draws out of two Group G games. Urawa Reds went down 1-0 away to Pohang Steelers in ...