Friday's soccer news update starts with Manchester United losing 1-0 to Feyenoord to open group play in the Europa League. Feyenoord won the game in the 79th minute, playing at reduced capacity to better police their own fans. Was Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho happy with how his team played?
“Of course I’m not happy with the start," Mourinho told his club's official site. I think in the second half the game, in my opinion, we were always in control. We were trying to win and they were trying not to lose. We felt like they were collapsing a bit physically, they were in trouble and it was that moment in which we lost the game. It was double unlucky because it was a clear offside."
Meanwhile, in the CONCACAF Champions League it was Sacha Kljestan making the difference in New York's 1-0 win over Alianza in Group F. Kljestan scored in the 90th minute. New York's win eliminated Alianza with a game remaining for both teams. Antigua is still technically in contention, but has one point from two games. Also from the Champions League, Progreso beat UNAM Pumas 2-1 and Herediano shutout Plaza Amador 2-0 at home.
The Washington Post's Steven Goff talks to DC United and USMNT defender Steve Birnbaum. MLSsoccer.com's Will Parchman on an American soccer developmental system that can produce a player like Christian Pulisic. Bundesliga Fanatic's Chris Base explains what a young player like Pulisic faces trying to become a regular at Borussia Dortmund.
Inside World Football's Andrew Warshaw relays word from FIFA president Gianni Infantino that he didn't help elect the new UEFA president.
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