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MLS revised 2020 transfer windows due to impact of COVID-19

After opening a crack for a brief two days before the start of the MLS is Back Tournament on July 6-7, the MLS transfer window is now wide open beginning on Wednesday, August 12 and running through October 29.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Soccer revised its 2020 transfer windows for its clubs in the USA and Canada, as approved by world soccer governing body FIFA: 

  • Two-day transfer window: Mon., July 6 – Tues., July 7
  • Secondary transfer window: Wed., Aug. 12 – Thurs., Oct. 29

Secondary Transfer Window

The summer window in MLS would normally be closed by the second week of August—the original schedule called for it to open on July 7 and close on Aug. 5—but the wheeling and dealing is only getting started this year.

This window (Aug. 12-Oct. 29) kicks off the day after the MLS is Back Tournament final and operates in a similar fashion to windows in previous seasons, including transfers, trades and other player signings.

What’s notable is that this MLS transfer window coincides with several transfer windows in countries around the world.


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