Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA has allowed Major League Soccer to revise the 2020 transfer windows to:
- Two-day transfer window: Mon., July 6—Tues., July 7
- Secondary transfer window: Wed., Aug. 12—Thurs., Oct. 29
The two-day transfer window is to allow the clubs to bolster their roster ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament and has several restrictions:
- No trades among MLS teams.
- No DP or TAM signings allowed.
- International transfers are only allowed if the player is already in the US or Canada, already has his work authorization, and is able to travel without restrictions.
According to MLSSoccer.com, “players who will officially be activated during this two-day window for participation in the MLS is Back Tournament include: Braian Galvan (signed by Colorado Rapids on Jan. 16), Franco Jara (signed by FC Dallas on Jan. 21), Andy Najar (signed by LAFC on June 17), and Collen Warner (signed by the Colorado Rapids on June 30).”
The secondary transfer window will operate the same as usual, but coincides with several transfer windows for other leagues around the world.