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MLS Primary Transfer Window closes today

Information comes from and reporting by contributors Sam Stejskal and Charles Boehm

The 2017 Major League Soccer primary transfer window closes today, having been open since Feb. 14. 

MLS clubs will no longer be able to sign players under contract in another country or make League trades involving players until the Secondary Transfer Window opens from July 10 to Aug. 9, 2017.

Clubs are allowed to announce incoming transfers and trades outside of the transfer windows whenever the paperwork is official, but a player cannot officially be put on a roster until his International Transfer Certificate is transferred, which must happen within one of the two transfer windows.

Teams can still make trades that do not involve players — primarily draft picks, roster spots, allocation money and other assets — outside the two windows. Clubs may also transfer or loan players to non-League clubs at any time, subject to the transfer window of the recipient club's national federation and subject to the consent of the player.

2017 MLS Transfer Window Dates

  • Primary Transfer Window: Feb. 14-May 8
  • Secondary Transfer Window: July 10-Aug. 9
  • Roster Freeze Date: Sept. 15

Crew SC continues its jam-packed month of May by hosting Toronto FC on May 10 in the second 2017 Trillium Cup match of the year. A Black & Gold win at MAPFRE Stadium would see them raise their seventh Trillium Cup in the 10 competitions.