From Soccer America MLS Confidential Newsletter: "LOAN LOGJAM: MLS players will find it nearly impossible to go on loan to European clubs until January because of new transfer deadlines. Loans and transfers must be completed by Sept. 1 and not until Jan. 1 will a second transfer window open up. Players not registered with clubs by Sept. 1 cannot play for those clubs in official competitions until January and FIFA statutes prevent a player from being registered with more than one team at the same time. FIFA imposed this statute several years ago when Jorge Campos was bouncing back and forth across the border to play in MLS and the Mexican League. Most players are ready for a break but one coming off injury, such as Ben Olsen, would relish a few more months of action. The statutes also prohibit Bayer Leverkusen from registering Landon Donovan to play in 2002. MLS would have to issue an international registration transfer certificate for this to be done. National associations in confederations other than UEFA are supposed to have their league's transfer windows submitted to FIFA no later than Sept. 1."