Canada Soccer Teams Bet On Solid Moves In MLS Transfer Window

The transfer window is underway for soccer teams in the MLS.  The primary transfer window closed earlier in the year, but the secondary window opens today as teams search for the right players to bolster their rosters halfway through the season.

Canada’s three MLS clubs will be on hand throughout the transfer window, though the eastern teams will likely be bigger players on the market.  The Vancouver Whitecaps are currently tied for first place in the western conference.  As the only Canadian soccer team that qualified for the playoffs last season, the Whitecaps are comfortable sticking with the bulk of their current squad.

The Montreal Impact is struggling for another season, currently seeded ninth in the eastern conference, ahead of only the Chicago Fire.  The team is reportedly attempting to transfer centre back Hugo Campagnaro to their side. 

Currently playing for Internazionale in Serie A, the centre back appeared in only 15 games this season.  At 35 years old Campagnaro, nicknamed El Toro, has plenty of soccer left in his veins, and a move to Montreal would provide the centre back plenty of opportunities to leave his mark on the pitch.

The Toronto FC are in need of some new bodies as four of their top starters are with their national teams for the Gold Cup – two Gold Cup matches will play in Toronto, one between Canada and Costa Rica and the other between Jamaica and El Salvador.

While the club needs to shore up some recent holes, head coach Greg Vanney says the TFC is not betting on temporary plugs.  Vanney will work with TFC management to find the right players who can sign on for a few seasons, depending on the room available under the salary cap.