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Melbourne Victory's Keisuke Honda, Natasha Dowie win PFA Player of the Month awards

Melbourne continue their winning run with a 2-0 win over ladder-rivals Adelaide United. Melbourne Victory's Kosta Barbarouses believes James Troisi and Terry Antonis have the form to push for Asian Cup selection. Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda speaks on the challenge of playing for the side and managing the Cambodian national team. Melbourne Victory internationals Natasha Dowie and Keisuke Honda have been rewarded by their peers for fast starts to the season, named as PFA players of the month. English striker Dowie, 30, scored four times in November to help Victory to the top of the W-League table after six rounds. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! She was voted the league's best player ahead of Matildas Sam Kerr, of Perth Glory, and teammates Emily Gielnik and Laura Alleway. Dowie said she felt a special connection among her Victory teammates which had propelled...
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Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets closer to learning ACL fates

Melbourne continue their winning run with a 2-0 win over ladder-rivals Adelaide United. Roy Krishna lead the charge against the Sky Blues, scoring two before Steven Taylor added one more to defeat Sydney 3-1. Newcastle have comfortably accounted for Brisbane 2-0 to pick up their second win of the season. Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda speaks on the challenge of playing for the side and managing the Cambodian national team. Melbourne Victory's opening AFC Champions League opponents will be first-timers Daegu FC after the South Koreans claimed their first trophy this week -- the FA Cup. Daegu FC defeated Ulsan Hyundai 5-1 on aggregate to claim the final direct qualification place on offer to next year's continental championships. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! It spares Kevin Muscat's side the prospect of facing Ulsan, who knocked them out of this year's tournament with a humiliating 6-2 defeat in South Korea. Both Victory and Sydney FC, Australia's...
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Ola Toivonen: Chemistry with Melbourne Victory teammates building

Melbourne continue their winning run with a 2-0 win over ladder-rivals Adelaide United. Perth Glory continued their top form with an easy win over Melbourne City Roy Krishna lead the charge against the Sky Blues, scoring two before Steven Taylor added one more to defeat Sydney 3-1. Western Sydney Wanderers have breathed new life into their Hyundai A-League campaign with a much-needed 2-0 win over the Central Coast Mariners on Friday night. Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda speaks on the challenge of playing for the side and managing the Cambodian national team. Swedish striker Ola Toivonen warned Melbourne Victory fans early in the A-League season that he wasn't a prolific goalscorer. But after finding the net in their 2-0 win over Adelaide United and setting up their other goal with a superb header on Saturday, he's doing little to convince them he's speaking the truth. It was Toivonen's second goal from four games, after missing the opening three rounds with a calf injury, and was his first 90 minute performance for his new club. A-League A-League Table The 2018-19 A-League season is starting to take shape. Check out where your team sits on the ladder. Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! The 32-year-old looked...
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Keisuke Honda's impact at Melbourne Victory can't be underestimated - Lawrence Thomas

It was a one-sided show at Marvel Stadium as the Melbourne Victory put on a dominating display to defeat the Western Sydney Wanderers 4- Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham tries to compare last season's start to this season and feels they are much stronger this time around. Carl Valeri thinks Keisuke Honda the best player to have graced the A-League, saying as much after the Japanese star's masterclass in Melbourne Victory's 4-0 defeat of Western Sydney on Saturday night. Teammate and goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas isn't sure, he'd just prefer to watch and learn from Honda's work rate. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! "His career before speaks for itself," he said. "I will give you one example. It was maybe the third or fourth round in, he came to me maybe two days after a game and said: 'Lawrence,...
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Melbourne Victory produce one of the best A-League performances ever, Isaias shows leadership

As league leaders Perth Glory slipped up away from home, a serious contender emerged with one of the most commanding performances this season. Rob Brooks takes a look at another wild weekend in the A-League: Talking point of the weekend Melbourne Victory put all other clubs on notice with a frightfully good performance in their 4-0 drubbing of Western Sydney on Saturday night. Kevin Muscat's men were simply too good for their opponents in every facet of the game. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Some of the link-up play between...
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Melbourne Victory on course to make Australian football history

Honda scored the winning penalty as the Victory claimed all three points. Melbourne Victory have pummelled the Central Coast Mariners 4-1 to close out round four of the A-League. If Melbourne Victory's opening month is any indication, the A-League champions are on course to set Australian football history. Kevin Muscat's side has won three in a row, and the three victories in their first five fixtures is good for their best start since their double-winning campaign of 2014-15. On every occasion that they've started a season so well, they've won the league. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! And given the playing stocks available to Victory this term, they're firmly on track to become the first side in 42...
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Melbourne Victory on course to set Australian football history

Honda scored the winning penalty as the Victory claimed all three points. Melbourne Victory have pummelled the Central Coast Mariners 4-1 to close out round four of the A-League. If Melbourne Victory's opening month is any indication, the A-League champions are on course to set Australian football history. Kevin Muscat's side has claimed three wins in their first five fixtures -- from their last three outings -- for their best start since their double-winning campaign of 2014-15. On every occasion that they've started a season so well, they've won the league. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! And given the playing stocks available to Victory this term, they're firmly on track to become the first side in...
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Melbourne Victory upping W-League derby expectations against City

Caitlin Foord scored a hat trick in the Matildas' 5-0 victory over Chile at McDonald Jones Stadium. FFA CEO David Gallop has announced the #GETONSIDE campaign to help Australia's bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup. For the first time since the entry of their crosstown rivals to the W-League, Melbourne Victory don't feel in the shadows of glamour side Melbourne City. And they're determined to take it up to the three-time champions under the Friday night lights at AAMI Park. Victory and City duel in a standalone derby this weekend, taking centre stage off the A-League -- enjoying a week off with the Socceroos in town -- and following on from another well-supported Matildas friendly series. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Five Matildas will...
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Jeff Hopkins bullish over Melbourne Victory's W-League chances: 'We believe we can achieve something'

Tournament of Nations: Sam Kerr (16') Japan 1-2 Australia After three seasons in the W-League wilderness, coach Jeff Hopkins feels Melbourne Victory are well poised to roar back into finals contention this season. Victory have bolstered their playing stocks for the 11th campaign of Australia's national women's soccer league, which begins on Thursday night with a Sydney derby. Victory kick off their season on Sunday against Adelaide United at 4:15pm, a curtain-raiser to their A-League clash with Perth Glory at AAMI Park. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Hopkins has lured gun striker and...
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Keisuke Honda's Melbourne Victory debut delivers welcome boost for A-League

Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR. Keisuke Honda cannot wait to play in his first Melbourne derby match as the Victory kick-start their A-League campaign. Japanese international Keisuke Honda has landed in the A-League with a serious splash, both on and off the field. The Melbourne Victory marquee, lured to Australia with the powerhouse club's biggest-ever salary, netted the opener in the derby on Saturday night. But his influence on the contest began well before kick-off. Victory's membership levels have ballooned off the back of his signing -- already sitting above 24,000 -- which will see the club break its all-time record this season. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Both the...
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Emily Gielnik makes W-League switch from Brisbane Roar to Melbourne Victory

North Carolina Courage avenged their 2017 NWSL Championship defeat to Portland Thorns with a dominant victory in Portland in the 2018 final. Tournament of Nations: Sam Kerr (16') Japan 1-2 Australia Matildas attacker Emily Gielnik has ended a nine-year association with the Brisbane Roar to sign with W-League rivals Melbourne Victory. The 26-year-old has played for the Roar since 2009 but has opted for a change of scenery and will link up with her former coach Jeff Hopkins at Victory. Capped 20 times for Australia, Gielnik shapes as a handy addition for a Victory outfit that hasn't qualified for the W-League finals since cross-town rivals Melbourne City entered the competition. City have since...
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Sam Kerr brace seals comeback win for Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Victory

Samantha Kerr of Perth Glory celebrates after scoring during W-League match against Melbourne Victory. Sam Kerr appears primed for another stellar showing for the Matildas this week after her double lifted Perth Glory to a 3-1 win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday. Kerr netted twice in the second half past an exposed Victory goalkeeper Casey Dumont as the Glory earned a come-from-behind win to remain joint-top with Brisbane Roar. Kerr showed no ill effects after missing the Glory's last match with a minor quad strain, displaying her trademark turn of pace on numerous occasions. Natasha Dowie had opened...
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