MLS Announces 2020 Transfer Windows

By Ben Wright.

Major League Soccer confirmed on Wednesday the rescheduled transfer windows for the 2020 season. The windows have been approved by FIFA.


  • Two day transfer window: Monday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 7

  • Secondary transfer window: Wednesday, August 12 - Thursday, October 29

MLS's primary window (February 12 - May 5) and secondary window (July 7 - August 5) were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Two-Day Transfer Window


The two day window will allow teams to finalize their rosters ahead of the MLSisBack Tournament, with limitations on the transfers clubs can make. Trades between MLS sides aren't allowed. International transfers are only allowed if the player already has work authorization for the USA or Canada, and is either already located in the USA or Canada or is able to travel without restrictions. New Designated Players or signings using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) for participation in the MLSisBack Tournament are not allowed. This means that signings such as Jürgen Damm (Atlanta United) or Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (Inter Miami) will not be permitted to play in the MLSisBack Tournament.


Secondary Transfer Window


The secondary transfer window, open for 78 days starting on August 1, will function as a regular transfer window, with trades between MLS clubs, international signings and transfers allowed. For Nashville SC fans, this would be the window to potentially sign a DP striker or make another more high-profile move.

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