Erik Hurtado was the hero for Peter Vermes' Sporting KC, breaking the deadlock with two minutes remaining at home to Minnesota on Thursday.
Ignacio Fernandez and Rafael Borre both scored penalties to lead River Plate past Cerro Porteno in Buenos Aires on Thursday.
Manchester United's acquisition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka for Â£50 million ($61 million) in June raised eyebrows for a right-back with fewer than half a century of senior appearances in a far less pressurised environment at Crystal Palace.
Vincent Kompany might have been seen as the saviour when he returned to Anderlecht as player-manager, but early results suggest it will take time for the 33-year-old to make his mark on Belgium's most successful club.
Juventus begin their Serie A campaign at Parma on Saturday looking to push their record Scudetto run to nine but with a different style of football under new coach Maurizio Sarri, who will miss the opening fixtures with pneumonia.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery's concession that his side "don't want to play against Liverpool ever" was hardly the rallying cry of a confident man leading his side to Anfield on Saturday.
Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first win as Chelsea boss at Norwich on Saturday.
Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny should leave Arsenal, according to head coach Unai Emery.
Having made his name with the Glasgow giants earlier in his career, Fraser Forster is heading back to Celtic on loan.