With another MLS season in the books, teams are already preparing for 2018. Just hours after Toronto FC lifted the MLS Cup, the league's trade window opened for a half-day in anticipation of the MLS expansion draft, leading to a flurry of early movement — and clubs have since continued to make waves with blockbuster deals.
Goal will keep you up to date on all the latest transfers and trades involving MLS teams this offseason right here!
Impact add French defender Diallo
Jan. 20: The Montreal Impact have signed French defender Zakaria Diallo to a two-year deal.
The 31-year-old center back, who will help fill the void left by Laurent Ciman's move to Los Angeles FC, was named to the Ligue 2 Team of the Year for the 2016-17 campaign with Brest.
Galaxy send Zardes to Columbus for Kamara
Jan. 20: The Columbus Crew have acquired U.S. national team forward Gyasi Zardes and $400,000 in targeted allocation money from the LA Galaxy in exchange for Norway international Ola Kamara.
Atlanta United signs Barco in record deal
Jan. 19: Atlanta United has signed 18-year-old Ezequiel Barco from Argentina side Independiente in a record-breaking deal.
Barco reportedly cost $15 million, the largest transfer fee ever paid by an MLS club. The Argentina U-20 international broke the record set when Toronto FC spent $10M on Michael Bradley in 2013.
Union trade for Accam
Jan. 19: The Philadelphia Union have acquired attacker David Accam from the Chicago Fire in a draft-day trade.
The Fire will receive $1.2 million in allocation money — $300,000 in general and $900,000 in targeted allocation money — making it one of the most expensive deals ever between MLS clubs.
Dynamo acquire Ceren from Earthquakes
Jan. 19: The Houston Dynamo have acquired El Salvador midfielder Darwin Ceren from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for $100,000 in general allocation money and $75,000 in targeted allocation money.
The 28-year-old has made 76 MLS appearances with Orlando City and San Jose since coming to the league in 2015.
Union add homegrown defender
Jan. 18: The Philadelphia Union have added Mark McKenzie as a homegrown player, the club announced on Thursday.
The 18-year-old played for Wake Forest last season and has experience playing with the club's USL side Bethlehem Steel FC.
Sporting KC adds Argentine defender on loan
Jan. 18: Sporting Kansas City added defender Emiliano Amor on loan for the 2018 season, the club announced on Thursday.
The 22-year-old moves to MLS from Velez Sarsfield, where he spent his entire career up to this point.
“Emiliano is a young defender we have watched closely, and his arrival gives us another valuable piece along the back line,” SKC manager Peter Vermes said in team release. “We are excited for him to join the club for preseason in Arizona.”
Beasley signs new Dynamo deal
Jan. 18: Free agent DaMarcus Beasley has signed a new deal with the Houston Dynamo that will see the defender return to the club for the 2018 season.
"I am excited about having DaMarcus back because he is a true leader and a role model. He demonstrates his professionalism in the way he takes care of himself, and the way he behaves on and off the field is important,” said Dynamo head coach Wilmer Cabrera in a team release. “In the locker room, he is a point of reference for all his teammates. As a player, he still delivers quality and a proficient level of soccer, ideas, talent and we need that this season.”
Impact sign Michael Petrasso
Jan. 18: The Montreal Impact have announced the signing of Canadian national team midfielder Michael Petrasso, who recently left QPR.
Goal first reported the deal on Jan. 14.
Vancouver signs Juarez from Monterrey
Jan. 18: The Vancouver Whitecaps have announced the signing of midfielder/defender Efrain Juarez.
Juarez, 29, joins from Liga MX side Monterrey. The former Mexico national team player was signed using targeted allocation money and his contract runs through 2019, with a club option for 2020.
Fire send Lindley to Orlando for Ramos
Jan. 18: Orlando City has acquired the homegrown rights to midfielder Cam Lindley from the Chicago Fire, signing him to a professional deal and sending defender Rafael Ramos and $100,000 in targeted allocation money the other way.
Lindley, 20, joins Orlando City after two standout seasons at the University of North Carolina. He has featured for U.S. at various youth national team levels, most recently at the U-20 national team training camp in July 2016.
Ramos, 23, appeared in 39 league matches for Orlando City between 2015 and 2017, tallying five assists from his right back position.
Fire re-sign Schweinsteiger
Jan. 17: Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a new contract with the Chicago Fire, the MLS outfit confirmed Wednesday night.
The 33-year-old signed a designated player deal with the club for the 2018 season.
Blake staying with Philadelphia
Jan. 17: Goalkeeper Andre Blake has re-signed with the Philadelphia Union on a multi-year contract.
"It is a priority for us to build and secure the foundation of the Philadelphia Union, and Andre is as big a part of that foundation as any player," said Union sporting director Earnie Stewart in a club release. "Ensuring he will be here for years to come is an important step for our club. We’re delighted to sign him to a new multi-year contract and would like to thank him for his dedication and hard work."
Montero moves to Sporting CP
Jan. 17: Sporting CP announced the signing of forward Fredy Montero.
Montero spent last season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, where he played on loan from Chinese side Tianjin Teda.
The move is a return to Portugal for the Colombian, who played for Sporting from July 2013 to February 2016.
Whitecaps midfielder Jacobson retires
Jan. 17: Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andrew Jacobson announced his retirement Wednesday.
Across a 10-year career Jacobson played for four different MLS teams and spent time in Europe with French side Lorient and Norwegian club Stabaek.
Earthquakes land Quintana on loan
Jan. 17: The San Jose Earthquakes have announced the signing of Uruguayan defender Yeferson Quintana on a season-long loan.
Signed from Uruguayan power Penarol, the 21-year-old scored three goals and added two assists in 29 appearances for the South American side in 2017.
"Yeferson fits the profile of the player we wanted to add at this position," Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli said in a team release. "His arrival will also give us different options as to how our defense will line up next season. Yeferson has a strong presence in both phases of the game, which makes him an important addition to our defensive line."
LAFC adds MLS veteran Mallace
Jan. 17: Expansion side Los Angeles FC has signed veteran midfielder Calum Mallace, who was selected by the club in the MLS re-entry draft.
The signing of Mallace, who spent last season with the Montreal Impact and Seattle Sounders, brings LAFC's roster to 12 players ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft.
SKC signs UNC forward Wright
Jan. 17: Sporting Kansas City has signed University of North Carolina forward Zach Wright to a homegrown player contract.
Wright is the seventh homegrown signing in Sporting KC history. A Texas native, Wright signed a one-year deal with options for three more seasons.
"Zach showed a lot of improvement at North Carolina after playing for the academy," SKC director of player personnel Brian Bliss in a club release. "We are excited for him to start competing with the team during the preseason."
RSL adds American defender Barry
Jan. 17: Real Salt Lake has signed American defender Shawn Barry from Polish side Korona Kielce.
The 27-year-old signed with Austrian side LASK Linz in 2010, spending five seasons with the club before joining lower-level German side FSV Frankfurt in 2015. He signed with Korona Kielce this past summer, making six appearances for the club.
"He's got some great professional experience and can play multiple positions along the back line," RSL general manager Craig Waibel said in a news release. "He's a guy that can challenge guys on the roster on a weekly basis for playing time. He's a strong, athletic guy who can pass well out of the back. His midrange passing is phenomenal. He trends more to the way the staff wants to play."
Timbers sign Polo on loan from Morelia
Jan. 17: The Portland Timbers have signed Peru international Andy Polo on loan from Liga MX side Monarcas Morelia. Full details here .
Dynamo land Venezuelan defender Fuenmayor
Jan. 16: The Houston Dynamo have signed Venezuelan defender Alejandro Fuenmayor.
The 21-year-old joins from Venezuelan top-flight side Carabobo, where he helped the club qualify for its first Copa Libertadores.
"Alejandro is a young and talented defender who at just 21 years old has already played over 70 professional first team matches," Dynamo general manager Matt Jordan said in a news release. "We are confident that he has the quality as a player and the mentality as a professional to grow and develop with our club. He is a welcomed addition to the Houston Dynamo and will strengthen our back line right away."
Beckerman returns to Real Salt Lake
Jan. 16: Veteran midfielder Kyle Beckerman has returned to Real Salt Lake for a 12th season with the club.
The 35-year-old U.S. international was eligible for free agency but ultimately decided to sign a new multi-year contract with RSL.
"This is home. It's where we wanted to be," Beckerman said in a news release. "What we built in the second half of the season was so exciting to be a part of. To be able to be here for a couple more years and build with these young guys — they are going to be another year older and a little bit more experienced — there is a lot of upside for this team."
Orlando signs Kaka replacement
Jan. 15: Orlando City has signed Paraguay youth international Josue Colman to a five-year deal, the club announced Monday. Full story here .
NYCFC adds attacking midfielder
Jan. 12: New York City FC has announced the transfer of attacking midfielder Ismael Tajouri from Austria Wien.
The 23-year-old made 36 appearances for the Austrian champions in 2016-17, scoring 10 goals.
Tajouri is NYCFC's sixth offseason addition, following Cedric Hountondji, Jesus Medina, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Brad Stuver and Anton Tinnerholm.
Barco exit confirmed amid links to Atlanta
Jan. 12: Independiente has confirmed the exit of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Ezequiel Barco amid reports of a record-breaking move to Atlanta United. Full story here .
NYCFC signs defender Cedric Hountondji
Jan. 11: New York City FC has signed defender Cedric Hountondji on a free transfer.
The 23-year-old center back comes to NYCFC from Gazelec Ajaccio in France and came up through the Rennes youth system.
He is a Benin international, though he represented France at the youth level.
Revolution add French midfielder Zahibo
Jan. 11: The New England Revolution have signed French central midfielder Wilfried Zahibo, who most recently played for second-tier Spanish side Gimnastic de Tarragona.
The 24-year-old began his career with French club Ajaccio before stints in Spain with Fuenlabrada, Valencia and Gimnastic.
Rapids announce Castillo signing
Jan. 9: The Colorado Rapids have signed U.S. national team left back Edgar Castillo on a one-year loan from Monterrey, with an option to buy following the 2018 campaign.
Castillo, 31, has spent his entire career in Liga MX, playing for Santos Laguna, Club America, Tigres, San Luis, Puebla, Club Tijuana, Atlas and Monterrey. He has earned 18 caps, most recently appearing for the U.S. in March 2016.
RSL signs Wales international Henley
Jan. 9: Real Salt Lake has announced the signing of former Blackburn Rovers fullback Adam Henley.
The 23-year-old joins RSL after spending six seasons with Blackburn, making 80 appearances combined in the Premier League and the Championship. Full story here .
LA Galaxy land Kitchen
Jan. 9: Former D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen has signed with the LA Galaxy after his rights were acquired from D.C. United.
The 25-year-old left D.C. United in 2015 and played in Europe with Scottish side Hearts and Danish club Randers before the Galaxy brought him back to MLS. Full story here .
Minnesota signs Cameroon international
Jan. 9: Minnesota United has announced the signing of Cameroon international attacker Frantz Pangop, who joins from Union Douala.
The 24-year-old has earned two caps with Cameroon, and scored his first international goal in a World Cup qualifier against Algeria in October.
Columbus adds Venezuelan midfielder
Jan. 9: The Columbus Crew have acquired midfielder Eduardo Sosa as a discovery signing from Venezuelan club Zamora.
Sosa, 21, has made 59 appearances (38 starts) for Zamora, scoring eight goals and adding six assists since his first-team debut in 2013.
Rapids set to sign Wolves midfielder Price
Jan. 8: The Colorado Rapids are set to sign English midfielder Jack Price from Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Championship side has confirmed .
The 25-year-old, who has played 115 matches in all competitions for Wolves since making his senior debut in 2013, is joining Colorado for an undisclosed fee.
DCU acquires Ousted from Whitecaps
Jan. 8: D.C. United has acquired goalkeeper David Ousted from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 MLS draft. Full details here .
RSL signs Baird as homegrown
Jan. 5: Real Salt Lake has signed forward Corey Baird as a homegrown player after he spent four seasons at Stanford, winning three national championships.
The 21-year-old has been capped by the U.S. at the U-20 and U-23 level. Baird notched 16 goals and 28 assists in his four years at Stanford while appearing in 77 total matches.
Revs sign Syria international defender
Jan. 5: The New England Revolution have signed defender Gabriel Somi on a free transfer from Swedish side Ostersunds FK.
The 26-year-old received his first international call-up with Syria in October 2017.
RSL adds Spanish forward
Jan. 3: Real Salt Lake has signed Spanish forward Alfredo Ortuno with targeted allocation money.
The 26-year-old most recently played with Cadiz in the Segunda Division, scoring 17 goals in 40 appearances during the 2016-17 season.
LAFC acquires Feilhaber from SKC
Jan. 3: Los Angeles FC has acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from Sporting Kansas City. Full details here .
Dwyer signs new Orlando City new deal
Jan. 3: Orlando City has signed striker Dom Dwyer to a new three-year deal. Full details here .
Wake Forest duo ink homegrown deals
Jan. 3: Wake Forest products Kevin Politz and Brandon Servania have signed homegrown deals with the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas, respectively.
A center back, Politz joins the Red Bulls after earning ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2017.
Servania, meanwhile, provided three goals and 11 assists out of midfield for the Demon Deacons this past fall.
LA Galaxy re-sign Ashley Cole
Jan 3: The LA Galaxy have signed left back Ashley Cole to a new one-year deal. Full details here .
FC Dallas lands Swiss defender
Jan 2: FC Dallas has signed veteran center back Reto Ziegler from Swiss side Luzern.
The 31-year-old journeyman, who has 34 caps for Switzerland, has previously played for clubs including Sassuolo, Juventus, Sampdoria, Hamburg, Fenerbahce, Wigan and Tottenham.
Saied signs for Danish club
Dec. 30: Former Colorado Rapids midfielder Mohammed Saeid announced on social media that he has signed with Danish club Lyngby Boldklub .
The Rapids declined his contract option following the season.
Earthquakes re-sign Hoesen
Dec. 29: The San Jose Earthquakes have acquired Danny Hoesen on a permanent transfer from Dutch side Gronigen and signed him using targeted allocation money.
The 26-year-old spent the 2017 season on loan with San Jose. He scored five goals and had five assists in 32 MLS appearances.
Orlando signs El-Munir, Villarreal
Dec. 27: Orlando City has acquired Libyan left back Mohamed El-Munir and former LA Galaxy midfielder-forward Jose Villarreal.
El-Munir joins Jason Kreis' side from Serbian SuperLiga club FK Partizan Belgrade. Villarreal, meanwhile, arrives from the Galaxy in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 MLS draft.
Whitecaps move for Henry
Dec. 22: The Vancouver Whitecaps have landed defender Doneil Henry through MLS' allocation process.
The 24-year-old comes to Vancouver after three years with West Ham in England, having moved there after starting his career with Toronto FC.
The defender has 22 caps with the Canadian national team.
Dallas lands Bulgarian defender
Dec. 21: FC Dallas has landed Bulgarian defender Anton Nedyalkov.
The outside back comes from CKSA Sofia and has been capped five times by his country.
Philadelphia re-signs three veterans
Dec. 20: The Philadelphia Union have signed defender Fabinho and midfielders Ilsinho and Fabian Herbers to new deals.
All three players had been out of contract since Nov. 1, with the club allowing Fabinho's previous deal to expire while declining options for Ilsinho and Herbers.
San Jose adds Swedish league top scorer
Dec. 20: The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Swedish Allsvenskan top scorer Magnus Eriksson as a designated player. Full details here .
RSL signs Lennon on permanent deal
Dec. 20: Real Salt Lake has signed U.S. youth international Brooks Lennon from Liverpool in a permanent move. Full details here .
Galaxy add another defender
Dec. 19: The LA Galaxy have signed defender Rolf Feltscher. Full details here .
Orlando adds Allen, Pinhp, re-signs Powers
Dec. 18: Orlando City has acquired defender R.J. Allen from New York City FC, signed NASL standout Stefano Pinho and inked midfielder Dillon Powers to a new deal.
The Lions sent a third-round pick in the 2018 draft to NYCFC in exchange for Allen, who had spent the past three seasons with the club. Pinho, meanwhile, arrives after most recently playing for NASL side Miami FC, having earned the league's Golden Ball and Golden Boot honors each of the past two seasons.
Powers, who had been out of contract, returns for the 2018 campaign after joining Orlando in a midseason trade from the Colorado Rapids.
Galaxy acquire Bingham from 'Quakes
Dec. 18: The LA Galaxy have acquired the rights to U.S. national team goalkeeper David Bingham from the San Jose Earthquakes.
San Jose received $100,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 in targeted allocation money in the deal, and could yield an additional $50,000 in GAM based on his 2018 performances. Full details here .
Whitecaps trade for Brian Rowe
Dec. 15: The Vancouver Whitecaps have traded for LA Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
The Canadian club sent its natural second-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft to the Galaxy in exchange for the goalkeeper.
Two players taken in Re-Entry Draft
Dec. 15: The Colorado Rapids selected Mike Grella and Tyrone Mears is headed to Minnesota United, with both players taken in stage 1 of the 2017 MLS re-entry draft.
While the Rapids chose Grella, the midfielder was dealt almost immediately to the Columbus Crew, who sent a second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft to Colorado in exchange for his services. .
Sporting KC adds designated player
Dec. 15: Sporting KC signed French midfielder Yohan Croizet in a transfer from Belgian side KV Mechelen.
The 25-year-old, who scored 12 goals in 71 appearances in the Beligian top flight over the last three seasons, inked a deal through 2020 with an option for the 2021 season.
FC Dallas re-sign Maynor
Dec. 15: FC Dallas re-signed veteran defender Maynor Figueroa to a one-year contract.
The 34-year-old has spent the last two years with FCD after being acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rapids in January 2016.
LAFC adds Rossi as second DP
Dec. 14: LAFC continued to shape its roster Thursday by signing Diego Rossi as the second youngest designated player in MLS history.
The MLS side, which is coached by former U.S. national team boss Bob Bradley and will begin play in 2018, reached an agreement with the 19-year-old forward's current club Penarol of Uruguay’s Primera Division. The transfer will become official on Jan. 1.
Rapids acquire McBean fron Galaxy
Dec. 14: The Seattle Sounders dealt $50,000 in general allocation money to the Columbus Crew in exchange for Waylon Francis.
The defender will add depth to a squad that will be without Joevin Jones, who has moved to Darmstadt.
Sounders land Waylon Francis
Dec. 14: The Seattle Sounders dealt $50,000 in general allocation money to the Columbus Crew in exchange for Waylon Francis.
The defender will add depth to a squad that will be without Joevin Jones, who has moved to Darmstadt.
Crew send Brad Stuver to NYCFC
Dec.14: The Columbus Crew have sent goalkeeper Brad Stuver to New York City FC in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
NYCFC and SKC work out swap
Dec. 14: NYCFC traded former No.2 pick Khiry Shelton to Sporting KC for Saad Abdul-Salaam. Full details here .
Galaxy send GK to Columbus
Dec. 13: Columbus made a deal with the LA Galaxy that sees goalkeeper Jon Kempin move to the Crew in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Atlanta pulls off blockbuster deal for Nagbe
Dec. 13: Darlington Nagbe has been traded from the Portland Timbers to Atlanta United. Full details here .
Laurent Ciman deslt to LAFC
Dec. 12: LAFC made a deal for Belgium international Laurent Ciman. Full details here .
Sporting KC acquire Kenwyne Jones from Atlanta
Dec. 12: In the most interesting and biggest move of the half-day trade window, Sporting KC and Atlanta United worked out a four-player deal that included Kenwyne Jones.
Jones announced his retirement in November , but was part of a deal on Sunday that saw him, along with goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis and a natural fourth-round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, dealt to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for midfielder Kevin Oliveira, defender Tyler Pasher and Sporting KC’s natural second-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Dyanmo land Arturo Alvarez from Fire
Dec. 12: The Houston Dynamo traded for Arturo Alvarez on Sunday, sending the club's natural second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft to the Chicago Fire.
A Houston native who played his international soccer for El Salvador, his parents' birth country, Alvarez is a 12-year MLS veteran who played 25 times for the Fire last season, making 13 starts.
New York City FC trades Brillant to D.C. United
Dec. 12: D.C. United has picked up defender Frederic Brillant, sending $75,000 in general allocation money and a 2018 international roster spot to New York City FC in the deal.
Since joining in 2016, Brillant has played 58 times for New York and was a regular in the heart of the club's defense.
Atlanta trades Harrison Heath to Minnesota United
Dec. 12: Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath will be joined at the club by his son, Harrison Heath, after the club pulled off a trade with Atlanta United to land the younger member of the Heath family.
MNUFC sent a 2019 fourth-round draft pick to Atlanta in the deal.
Kei Kamara dealt to Vancouver
Dec. 12: Forward Kei Kamara has been traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps from the New England Revolution. Get the full details here .
LAFC lands Walker Zimmerman
Dec. 12: Bob Bradley and company have added another solid piece to their expansion puzzle with a trade for FC Dallas center back Walker Zimmerman. Full details here .
Darren Mattocks traded to D.C. United
Dec. 12: Forward Darren Mattocks has been sent from the Portland Timbers to D.C. United.
United picked up the Jamaican's option for 2018, and sent a 2018 international roster slot to the Timbers in the deal.