MLS 2020 Transfer Window: Every move, report and rumor through deadline day

EDITOR'S NOTE: It promises to be a summer Transfer Window unlike we've ever seen, running from August 12 through October 29. We'll have you covered every day of the window with the latest news and updates for each club. Below you'll always find the most recent developments below, as well as an up-to-the-minute snapshot for every club.


The Secondary Transfer Window rolls on with moves happening every day. Here's the latest:

Friday, Sept. 25 (6:30 pm ET): Toronto's Okello heads to Denmark's 2nd division on loan 

A second Toronto FC academy product is headed to HB Koge on loan.

TFC announced on Friday that midfielder Noble Okello has been loaned to the Danish second division side, joining center back Rocco Romeo. Romeo has made three appearances for Koge so far this season.

Okello, 20, signed with the Reds as a Homegrown Player in January of 2019. He has one 22-minute appearance this season, and was behind Michael Bradley and Liam Fraser on TFC's defensive midfield depth chart.

Prior to joining Toronto FC, Okello spent three seasons with Toronto FC II and made 42 appearances.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (12:50 pm ET): Sources: Salzburg, Union verbally agree to Aaronson deal

The Philadelphia Union and RB Salzburg have reached a verbal agreement over the transfer of Brenden Aaronson, sources tell MLSsoccer.com. 

The deal is not yet finalized. Aaronson still has to undergo a medical and finalize small details. Aaronson will remain with the Union through the end of the 2020 season before joining Salzburg.

Philadelphia declined to comment. 

As previously reported by MLSsoccer.com and others, Aaronson was on the radar of many European clubs, including Hoffenheim, Celtic, Anderlecht and others. 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (11:10 am ET): Official: Dallas, Reynolds agree to contract extension

As has been reported for about a month is now official: FC Dallas and fullback Bryan Reynolds have agreed to a contract extension through 2024, with a club option for 2025. 

Reynolds, 19, is set for an extended run of playing time at right back after the departure of Reggie Cannon to Boavista. He has started each of Dallas' last four matches. 

He has also been a regular with the US youth national teams.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (5:30 pm ET): Real Salt Lake add academy standout on 2021 deal

Real Salt Lake have signed midfielder Bode Davis to a Homegrown contract, effective next season. 

Davis, 18, made his professional debut for the reigning USL Championship winners Real Monarchs in July and has made 12 appearances for the club. He's a versatile player, making most of his appearances with the Monarchs so far at left midfield but he's shown he's capable of playing higher up the field during his time with the RSL academy.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (9:30 am ET): Atlanta get their new DP

Atlanta United have filled their open Designated Player spot, announcing Tuesday the signing of midfielder Marcelino Moreno from Lanus in Argentina's Superliga for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Moreno, 25, will be the sixth Designated Player in the club's history, and joins Ezequiel Barco and the injured Josef Martinez as current DPs on the roster. He'll be tasked with filling the shoes of the departed Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez, who joined Saudi club Al-Nassr FC for a reported eight-figure transfer fee earlier this month.

Technical director Carlos Bocanegra highlighted what to expect from the midfield and revealed their interest in Marcelino went all the way back to when he was a teammate of Miguel Almiron's at Lanus.

Monday, Sept. 21 (10:50 am ET): Dynamo transfer winger Alberth Elis to Boavista

The Houston Dynamo have transferred winger Alberth Elis to Portuguese club Boavista, the club announced on Monday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but the Dynamo said that in addition to the transfer fee received, they will also retain a future sell-on percentage along with performance-based add-on incentives as a part of the transaction.

Elis, 24, has been a mainstay with the Dynamo since joining in 2017, racking up 34 goals and 27 assists over 88 appearances (71 starts), including four goals and three assists in six matches this season before departing. His contract was set to expire at the end of the season.

Dynamo GM Matt Jordan detailed what went into the move, why Elis is "one of the most influential players" in club history and what's next.

Sat., Sept. 19 (7:02 pm ET): Beitashour reunion with Fraser in Colorado

Sources told MLSsoccer.com that the Colorado Rapids had reached an agreement with free agent defender Steven Beitashour and the club confirmed the move a day later on Saturday. Beitashour will be on the team through the end of the 2020 season with a club option for an additional season. 

The 33-year-old Beitashour, who's a 10-year MLS veteran, became a free agent after his second season with LAFC in 2019. He's a natural right back, but he can also play left back.

Beitashour had previously spent two seasons with Toronto FC, a regular on the 2017 squad that won the MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield and Canadian Championship treble. Colorado manager Robin Fraser was the top assistant coach for Toronto at the time.

Sat., Sept. 19 (7 pm ET): Kei Kamara to Loons official

A day after reports surfaced, Minnesota United FC confirmed the acquisition of MLS veteran Kei Kamara via trade from the Colorado Rapids for $150,000 of 2021 General Allocation Money and a 2022 second-round draft pick. The Loons definitely need the depth at forward with injuries impacting newcomers Luis Amarilla and Aaron Schoenfeld.

Fifth all-time in MLS with 129 goals, Kamara first played in MLS back in 2006 and Minnesota became his eighth different MLS team. He had three goals in nine matches for Colorado so far this year.

Saturday, Sept. 19 (12:30 pm ET) D.C. land Yordy Reyna to help ailing attack

In a move that should bolster a sputtering and injury-plagued attack, D.C. United acquired Peru international Yordy Reyna in exchange for $400,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money, with some additional incentives sent Vancouver's way should D.C. transfer or trade Reyna, or pick up his option.

As soon as he's available, Reyna will be the most obvious candidate to provide D.C. some unpredictability in attack. The loss to injury of both winger Paul Arriola (torn ACL injury) and Edison Flores (facial fractures), the club could use an injection of game-breaking talent and creativity. 

Reyna had 20 goals and 14 assists in 77 games for Vancouver across four MLS seasons. He had not started in five matches, a stretch that began when he was left entirely off coach Marc Dos Santos' squad as discipline for violating team rules. 


ATL

Atlanta United

Updated: Wed., Sept. 23 @ 11 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: It's official: Marcelino Moreno is Atlanta's latest DP, after Pity Martinez was transferred from Atlanta United to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr FC, for a reported fee of $18 million. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): It's been a busy window for Atlanta United. After their disappointing showing at the MLS is Back Tournament, the club mutually parted ways with head coach Frank de Boer. Then they swapped Pity for Marcelino within a few weeks, all after already adding Erick "Cubo" Torres, winger Jurgen Damm and Paraguayan forward Erik Lopez.

It's too early to tell whether or not these moves will be fruitful, particularly with Josef Martinez out for the season (and Cubo likely out for most of the season, too).

What comes next: Now that Marcelino is official, not much. Carlos Bocanegra said the club don't even have any senior roster slots left and not to expect any more additions. But Sevilla (and others) are reportedly interested in Ezequiel Barco. Could Atlanta swap out two DPs this window? 


ATX

Austin FC

Updated: Mon., Aug. 24 @ 10:10 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: Austin FC announced the signing of Paraguayan winger Cecilio Dominguez, the club's first-ever Designated Player. He joins from Independiente and spent time with Club America in Liga MX. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Austin have so far landed their first two players in club history in Paraguayan duo Rodney Redes and Dominguez as sporting director Claudio Reyna starts to curate their inaugural roster. Reyna said the signings are indicative of the club's vision to have young, dynamic attack-minded players. 

What comes next: With Dominguez now signed, Reyna and co. will continue to fill out the squad and fitting the pieces together. It's a buyer's market right now with the financial pitfalls across the globe due to the pandemic. There are deals to be had for a club like Austin that need to fill an entire roster.


CLT

Charlotte FC

Updated: Thurs., Sept. 3 @ 2:30 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Charlotte's entrance to MLS may have been delayed from 2021 to 2022, but their roster build isn't slowing down. Charlotte have already made their first signing, Spanish midfielder Sergio Ruiz, who is heading on loan to Las Palmas in Spain. Sporting director Zoran Krneta said the club are focused on building out the club's spine, from central defense to center forward, before anything else.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Looking for "building blocks", as Krneta put it in July, Ruiz is the first piece of the foundation. Like Austin, it's much too early to judge until more of those blocks come to fruition and there's a clearer inkling of Charlotte's identity and plan. Finding the right loan home for Ruiz was a key priority. 

What comes next: More signings are expected, but Charlotte aren't rushing. They have plenty of time before joining MLS in 2022. 


CHI

Chicago Fire FC

Updated: Fri., Aug. 21 @ 1:50 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Chicago made their first move of the summer, signing Colombian youth international defender Carlos Teran. The signing corresponds with the Fire moving starting GK Kenneth Kronholm and midfielder Luka Stojanovic to the season-ending injured list.

Transfer window analysis (so far): The Fire demolished the sporting foundation this winter and started anew, with a new front office, coaching staff and 17 (!) new players signed. Teran is the first addition of the summer, a player capable at both center back and right back. They also already picked up 2021 contract options for Jonathan Bornstein and Mauricio Pineda.

What comes next: *Shrugs*. Not too dissimilar to an expansion offseason, they're still seeing what pieces fit and where they need to upgrade. That said, the Fire were full of surprises over the winter so let's see!


FCC

FC Cincinnati

Updated: Wed., Aug. 20 @ 9:45 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: Cincy officially acquired winger Alvaro Barreal from Velez, adding depth to the position and an exciting young player to the squad. They also added free agent defensive midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo

Transfer window analysis (so far): Mokotjo is expected to add some real quality and experience to a midfield corps that needed upgrading while Barreal is a really exciting young Argentine youth national. Cincy also traded away Kekuta Manneh and Fatai Alashe, who didn't appear to be in new head coach Jaap Stam's plans and were inherited by Nijkamp rather than acquired by him. Changes keep comin' in Cincy. 

What comes next: What's next? Who knows. Cincy still have the No. 1 spot in the Allocation Order should they be looking at an addition from the Allocation List or acquiring allocation money from a club looking to move up.


COL

Colorado Rapids

Updated: Fri., Sept. 18 @ 7 p.m. ET.

Here's the latest: Kei Kamara appears to be out and Steven Beitashour appears to be in for the Rapids. Kamara's exit may surprise some given that the 36-year-old remains productive when he's been in the side. But injuries have meant he hasn't always been available for manager Robin Fraser

Transfer window analysis (so far): The club wanted to go younger, so it made sense for all parties that Kamara move on, allowing more minutes through the center for Diego Rubio and Andre Shinyashiki. Earlier this window, Braiain Galvan joined as planned after agreeing to a pre-contract deal over the winter, while the team also added veteran midfielder Collen Warner. Winger Sam Nicholson's contract was terminated by mutual consent.

What comes next: Do the Rapids believe they have enough going forward without Kamara in their ranks? How they maneuver from here will tell us.


CLB

Columbus Crew SC

Updated: Mon., Aug. 17 @ 1:45 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: The Crew stayed busy to start the transfer window, adding another depth piece by acquiring midfielder Fatai Alashe from FC Cincinnati.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Alashe is the latest player to arrive in Columbus, following winger Ema Boateng from D.C. United (in exchange for defender Axel Sjoberg) as well as defender Grant Lillard from Inter Miami. The moves further round out the Crew roster, who are among the strongest teams in MLS. 

What comes next: Truth be told, Columbus' rebuild started last summer. About five players in their first choice XI arrived either last summer or this winter. It looked like the club didn't have a ton to do as the window started... then they acquired three players via trades. All teams are always looking for ways to improve, obviously. 


DC

D.C. United

Updated: Saturday, Sept. 18 @ 1:30 pm ET

Here's the latest: D.C. continued its bid to add to its sputtering and injured attack by acquiring Yordy Reyna from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $400,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): The swap of Ema Boateng for Axel Sjoberg was the club's first bit of transfer business this summer. Sjoberg, a towering 6'7" center back, made 88 appearances with the Rapids from 2015-19 but didn't debut with the Crew this season. He'll provide further options behind incumbent starters Steven Birnbaum and Frederic Brilliant. USMNT winger Paul Arriola inked a contract extension earlier this summer. The 25-year-old is currently rehabbing a torn ACL that may keep him out for the season, but he's not ruling out a return.

What comes next: The club have made some solid supplementary attacking signings after dealing with more than their fair share of injuries, but still none for a big-name commodity. Is that coming this season?


DAL

FC Dallas

Updated: Wed., Sept. 23 @ 11:15 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: Bryan Reynolds inked a long-term contract extension, as he is set for a consistent run of minutes after the transfer of Reggie Cannon to Boavista, as first reported by MLSsoccer.com.

Transfer window analysis (so far):  Cannon's departure comes after a busier than anticipated summer for Dallas, who possibly added a new starting goalkeeper in Brazilian youth international GK Phelipe Megiolaro. He joined on loan from Gremio with an option to buy. The move comes after the club mutually terminated the contract of Jesse Gonzalez earlier this summer. Dallas also signed Andres Ricuarte, a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who has settled in MLS very quickly. This all comes after the club agreed a deal to add forward Franco Jara as a DP. 

Ricuarte is a traditional No. 10 and gives head coach Luchi Gonzalez another option in an already crowded midfield. Jara was an assassin in Liga MX with 83 goals and 19 assists in 163 appearances and Megiolaro has the chance to become Dallas' next starting GK. They are among the deepest teams in the league, with plenty of options at all 11 positions.

What comes next: With Cannon's future sorted, most of the intrigue will be around potential interest in Dallas' other exciting youngsters like Paxton Pomykal, Jesus Ferreira and others. 


HOU

Houston Dynamo

Updated: Wed., Sept. 16 @ 10:30 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: It's official: Alberth Elis has moved to Boavista.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Earlier this window, Houston beefed up the midfield ranks by adding Wilfried Zahibo from the Revolution in a deal that sees Tommy McNamara head East before signing forward Ariel Lassiter on loan from Costa Rican side LD Alajuelense. Zahibo gives head coach Tab Ramos further flexibility deeper in midfield alongside the likes of Matias Vera, Boniek Garcia and others, while Lassiter adds to his attacking options.

What comes next: A replacement for Elis. The Dynamo have been linked with Argentine talent Mateo Bajamich as a potential addition this window.


LAFC

Los Angeles Football Club

Updated: Mon., Aug. 17 @ 4:30 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: LAFC and forward Adama Diomande mutually agreed to part ways. Prior to Bradley Wright-Phillips' signing, Dio had been the club's top option at center forward over the last two years. BWP's importance just went up another level for Bob Bradley's side. Then they used the top slot in the waiver order to sign Senegalese youth international center back Mohamed Traore. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): LAFC added attacking fullback Andy Najar after his time with RSC Anderlecht as well as signing the club's first three Homegrown players. Both moves are significant, with Najar a low-risk, high-reward Champions League veteran who has endured some injury problems during his time in Belgium, while the Homegrown signings represent a huge day for a burgeoning young academy.

What comes next: The club are still actively searching for additions, LAFC EVP and GM John Thorrington told MLSsoccer.com, but most of the intrigue will be around Diego Rossi's future. The Uruguayan winger made the most of the spotlight at the MLS is Back Tournament, picking up the Golden Boot and being named Young Player of the Tournament.


LA

LA Galaxy

Updated: Mon., Aug. 24 @ 5:05 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: The Galaxy officially announced the acquisition of Colombian winger Yony Gonzalez on loan from SL Benfica then signed former US youth national team GK Jonathan Klinsmann. Yep, that's the son of former USMNT boss Jurgen Klinsmann. Oh and the Mario Balotelli rumors are back.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Gonzalez and Klinsmann represent the Galaxy's two additions of the summer, while Aleksandar Katai departed in June. Gonzalez impressed during time in Brazil's Serie A, prompting a move to Benfica though went right back to Brazil on loan and now heads to Los Angeles. Gonzalez figures to slot in at right wing and make up a strong attack alongside Chicharito and Cristian Pavon. 

What comes next: The Galaxy reportedly entered the race to sign rising Boca Juniors and Argentine youth national team talent Agustin Almendra, but that trail has gone cold over the last few weeks. And it's always fun to imagine Balotelli in MLS. 


MIA

Inter Miami CF

Updated: Wed, Sept. 23 @ 10:30 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: At long last, Miami filled their final DP slot with Argentine superstar Gonzalo Higuain.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Higuain and Blaise Matuidi were the club's latest signing in an already busy window. Miami have already added free agent Brek Shea and acquired former Atlanta United center back Leandro Gonzalez Pirez from Club Tijuana. LGP was among the top tier of center backs in this league before his six-month Mexican sojourn. LGP, Higuain and Matuidi will slot straight into the starting XI, boosting an already solid group. 

What can they do in year one?

What comes next: With all three DP slots filled and most regular roster spots accounted for, it looks like Inter are set for the rest of their expansion season. But maybe there'll be another surprise. 


NSH

Nashville SC

Updated: Wed., Sept. 9 @ 11:30 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: It's official: Nashville got their DP No. 9. The club acquired Venezuelan forward Jhonder Cadiz from SL Benfica on loan with option to buy. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Cadiz is the big acquisition in a busy summer. The club traded for Alex Muyl, as his arrival is a valuable presence on either wing, adding more competition/rotation to the current starters Randall Leal and David Accam. They also added USYNT GK Brady Scott, then loaned him out. They also agreed to a contract extension with USMNT center back Walker Zimmerman, a tidy piece of business for a club cornerstone.

A solid start to their expansion season. How far can this group go?

What comes next: All eyes were on their search to fill that third DP spot and add attacking talent, so perhaps Cadiz is the missing piece in the club's expansion season. 


MIN

Minnesota United FC

Updated: Friday, Sept. 18 @ 4 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: The Loons have completed a trade for Kei Kamara, the fifth all-time leading scorer in MLS history who continues to produce at age 36. He may only benefit from joining a squad that has already recently added Argentine playmaker Emanuel Reynoso from Boca Juniors.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Reynoso's capture is huge. Adrian Heath believes he's already "one of the best players in the league," showing just how big this signing may be. The 24-year-old regular with Boca will look to make his mark in MLS immediately. They also acquired another long-term target, defender Bakaye Dibassy from French club Amiens. The versatile center back/left back spent a number of seasons playing regularly in Ligue 1.

What comes next: Who knows! This is a complete team who just elevated their ceiling with the acquisition of Reynoso. What's next is seeing how these pieces fit as the Loons chase trophies in 2020. 


MTL

Montreal Impact

Updated: Thurs., Aug. 12 @ 1:10 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact picked up a valuable three points at the MLS is Back Tournament as the club continue to find their footing under a new regime. They'll have to plan for a future without promising defender Luis Binks, who will leave for sister club Bologna after the season. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Binks quickly impressed in MLS under head coach Thierry Henry, helping anchor an impressive defensive unit. The former Tottenham youth player will soon be playing in Serie A, but will continue performing and developing on the Montreal backline for the rest of the year. The Impact also added 20-year-old Ugandan defender Mustafa Kizza this summer, but he won't join the club until 2021, as well as a pair of Homegrowns ahead of the tournament, with defender Keesean Ferdinand and midfielder Tomas Giraldo joining the first team.

What comes next: Henry has tinkered with his lineups and tactics to decent effect so far during his tenure at the club, trying to figure out on the fly the best way to move forward with the group at his disposal. Will any reinforcements come in this summer?


NE

New England Revolution

Updated: Tues., Sept. 8 @ 3 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: The Revs continued with their in-league acquisitions, acquiring midfielder Lee Nguyen from Inter Miami.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Tommy McNamara, Kekuta Manneh and Matt Polster join Nguyen as key summer acquisitions thus far for Bruce Arena's club. Polster will slot in at defensive midfield, offsetting the fact that Wilfried Zahibo was part of the package to acquire McNamara. Arena now has a number of options to replace the injured Carles Gil, both in personnel and style, with Nguyen probably the closest in terms of creative output.

What comes next: TBD. Replacing Gil was first priority for New England and it appears they've done just that so far. With DPs Gustavo Bou and Adam Buksa still around, the attack shouldn't struggle even without Gil.


NYC

New York City FC

Updated: Wed., Aug. 12 @ 10:00 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: NYCFC were reportedly interested in Sporting CP defender Luis Neto, but a deal never came to fruition.

Transfer window analysis (so far): One of the teams with the most roster continuity year-over-year, NYCFC haven't made a move yet this summer and made very few over the winter. Former midfielder Andrea Pirlo was just named Juventus head coach, though.

What comes next: The NYCFC squad remains a strong one and they got better as the MLS is Back Tournament went on, getting more acquainted to new head coach Ronny Deila's style.


NY

New York Red Bulls

Updated: Thurs., Aug. 12 @ 10:40 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: It's been quite the busy start to the transfer window for the Red Bulls. On top of the two key incoming signings, the Red Bulls traded Alex Muyl to Nashville SC. The club have an abundance of wingers and part of the package in return includes an international slot for 2020 and 2021, which could be used on those new signings.

Transfer window analysis (so far): RBNY have confirmed the acquisition of midfielder Dru Yearwood as a Young DP and Ghanian international forward Samuel Tetteh on loan from RB Salzburg. Both players fit the high-octane Red Bulls ethos and should fit snugly with the squad. Yearwood is a 20-year-old box-to-box/defensive midfielder while Tetteh is a versatile forward.

What comes next: Once Yearwood/Tetteh are acclimated to the squad, the Red Bulls remain deep at most positions. Does head of sport Kevin Thelwell have any more moves up his sleeve this summer? 


ORL

Orlando City SC

Updated: Fri., Aug. 21 @ 10:35 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: Orlando made their first major move of the summer, signing Brazilian forward Matheus Aias from Watford. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Is Aias the answer up top? Orlando have been unconvincing at the center forward spot leading the lines ahead of Nani, Mauricio Pereyra and Chris Mueller but Tesho Akindele was solid at the MLS is Back Tournament. Dom Dwyer is out, so the minutes are likely to be split between Akindele and Aias, unless youngsters Daryl Dike or Santiago Patino convince Oscar Pareja they're ready for more. The Lions also signed Homegrown talent Michael Halliday last month. 

What comes next: The club's revolution under Oscar Pareja happened fast, with the club turning heads for stellar performances at the tournament en route to arriving in the final. Will there be flexibility to keep improving the squad this summer or will that wait for the winter?


PHI

Philadelphia Union

Updated: Wed., Aug. 19 @ 10:30 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: The Union's academy produced another few talents for the first team, as the club announced the Homegrown signings of 17-year-old midfielder Jack McGlynn and 16-year-old midfielder Paxten Aaronson to a Homegrown contract. Both deals kick in for the 2021 season as both players will remain with Union II. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Already with a strong starting XI and some depth, as evident by their strong run at the MLS is Back Tournament, the Union don't have any obvious holes to fill this summer. Aaronson, McGlynn and defender Nathan Harriel all signed HG deals for next season, so no additions for 2020 just yet. 

What comes next: At the moment, it comes down to external factors. All eyes this window are on Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie. Both players are subject of serious interest in Europe, but the Union are in no rush to sell (and the players aren't looking to force an exit.) If the right offer comes in, a deal could be had. Or, they'll help lead Philly's quest at MLS Cup through the winter if an amiable deal isn't found. When does the interest in Aaronson and McKenzie turn to offers? Will those offers meet the club's valuation of each player? Do they stick around for the sprint towards the playoffs?


POR

Portland Timbers

Updated: Wed., Aug. 12 @ 10:00 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: What's the latest for your MLS is Back Tournament champs? Celebrations on Tuesday in Orlando before returning to Portland!

Transfer window analysis (so far): Minimal movement for the Timbers, but a key swap. Right back Jorge Moreira returned to River Plate at the end of his loan as the two sides couldn't reach an agreement on a permanent transfer. GM Gavin Wilkinson expressed hope that a deal could be struck in the future, though. On the same day, the Timbers brought Venezuelan right back Pablo Bonilla from their USL affiliate to the first team. He and Chris Duvall deputized right back at the tournament.

What comes next: Perhaps rekindling a return for Moreira, if the club's can find common ground. MLSsoccer.com reported in June that Portland felt comfortable only spending a negligible amount ($100,000 or less) on a transfer fee while River Plate were seeking the full purchase option, which was "well over" $1 million.


RSL

Real Salt Lake

Updated: Wed., Aug. 12 @ 10:00 a.m. ET

Here's the latest: Only rumor/report around RSL recently suggested the club were interested in German forward Manuel Schaffler. The 30-year-old has been a reliable goalscorer in Germany's 2. Bundesliga for years but his club, SV Wehen Wiesbaden, were relegated this summer.

Transfer window analysis (so far): No incomings or outgoings just yet for RSL, though they inked Homegrown talent Bode Davis to a contract for 2021.

What comes next: TBD. Matt Doyle argues that it depends on the future of Albert Rusnak: If the attacker stays, then Doyle reckons RSL should look for a forward but if he goes then he'll need replacing.


SJ

San Jose Earthquakes

Updated: Wed., Aug. 24 @ 3:15 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Magnus Eriksson has officially returned to Sweden, transferring to Djurgardens IF for an undisclosed transfer fee. Eriksson's contract was up at the end of the season meaning the Quakes stood to lose him as a free agent, but were able to receive some sort of compensation for his departure. No word on the fee or any hints just yet. GM Jesse Fioranelli says he expects the club to make an addition or two this summer.

Transfer window analysis (so far): The squad head coach Matias Almeyda inherited when he took over ahead of the 2018 season isn't all that much different than where it is today. The club added one senior signing this winter (Oswaldo Alanis) and now Eriksson, who has been a regular over the last two seasons, is gone. It opens minutes in the midfield, if there's no senior signing on the way, could Homegrown midfielder Gilbert Fuentes be the benefactor to more opportunities?

What comes next: Keep an eye on #WondoWatch. Chris Wondolowski told ESPN's Taylor Twellman that he's reconsidering his plans to retire after the 2020 season. He's still banging in goals, after all.


SEA

Seattle Sounders

Updated: Thurs., Sept. 17 @ 4 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Seattle signed Brad Smith as a free agent, nine months after the player departed the club after a successful loan. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): Smith is the major coup of the summer for the club so far as the Sounders look to make another run at MLS Cup. They also signed a trio of academy players to Homegrown deals ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament and that remains their only summer business thus far. 

What comes next: It's unclear what's next for the Sounders, who are suddenly very deep at left back and appear set all across the pitch.


SKC

Sporting KC

Updated: Mon., Aug. 24 @ 2:30 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: Sporting KC are reportedly interested in Argentine left back Juan Sanchez Mino, but that's about it around the Western Conference-leaders at the moment. 

Transfer window analysis (so far): SKC's only official move this summer saw center back Botond Barath depart after little more than a season in MLS. They shattered their club-record transfer fee to acquire Alan Pulido this winter and early results suggest it was a shrewd investment. 

What comes next: At some point over the next few months, SKC will have to decide whether or not to pick up Gadi Kinda's purchase option. Ditto for Winston Reid. There's also the future of Gianluca Busio, as ESPN's Taylor Twellman reports that the player has many suitors in Europe.


TOR

Toronto FC

Updated: Fri., Sept. 25 @ 6:30 p.m. ET

Here's the latest: TFC announced on Friday that midfielder Noble Okello has been loaned to the Danish second division side, joining TFC center back Rocco Romeo. Romeo has made three appearances for Koge so far this season.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Quiet summer for Toronto as expected with their veteran, championship-contending squad mostly set. Tony Gallacher is the only addition so far and Okello and Romeo the only departures.

What comes next: Not much? With a core of Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Pozuelo, Michael Bradley, Pablo Piatti, Omar Gonzalez and Chris Mavinga, TFC will be among the top contenders for MLS Cup this season. They also have solid depth all over the pitch, including a number of young Homegrowns earning minutes.


VAN

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Updated: Sat., Sept. 18, @ 12:30 pm ET

Here's the latest: The Whitecaps continue to part ways with their relatively sparse ranks of known attacking talent, sending Yordy Reyna to D.C. United in exchange for $400,000 of 2021 General Allocation Money. This comes after moving Inbeom Hwang to Russia's Rubin Kazan in August. Unlike Hwang, there was a question of discontent with Reyna, who had come into recent trouble with manager Marc Dos Santos for violating team rules.

Transfer window analysis (so far): Hwang made absolutely no secret of his desire to get to Europe ASAP, nearly from the day he signed with Vancouver. He was a solid midfielder though, as Matt Doyle and others pointed out, he didn't make a ton of goal contributions. Sporting director Axel Schuster said the club will be looking for a more attacking presence with their next DP. The Whitecaps also inked GK Isaac Boehmer to a HG deal, adding to the group with starter Maxime Crepeau out injured with a broken thumb.

What comes next: TBD. Schuster has said on multiple occasions throughout the league's suspension that his side aren't looking for many additions after a busy winter. Perhaps the alchemy changes if a can't-miss deal falls in their laps as the club seek to replace Hwang.

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