Mark your calendars, folks, the MLS offseason schedule is here.
Though the offseason won’t arrive until after the MLS Cup on December 10, the league recently released a rundown of key dates for the coming hiatus.
Half-day Trade Window. No trades involving players will be permitted after 12 pm ET up until the conclusion of the Expansion Draft.
Expansion Draft Protected Player list and eligible Free Agents list released.
Expansion Draft (2pm ET).
5 pm ET: Free Agents may engage in negotiations with all MLS clubs.
List of players eligible for selection in the Waiver Draft released.
Waiver Draft (2pm ET).
5 pm ET, clubs may no longer sign or trade their own Re-Entry Draft eligible players (player-trade blackout window).
List of players available in Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft released.
Re-Entry Draft - Stage 1 (3 pm ET)
11 am ET, clubs may no longer sign or trade their own Re-Entry Draft eligible players (player-trade blackout window). List of available players in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft released.
Re-Entry Draft - Stage 2 (3 pm ET).
2017 adidas MLS Player Combine.
2017 MLS SuperDraft in Los Angeles, presented by Adidas.
2017 MLS preseason begins.
Minnesota United FC v Vancouver Whitecaps - Portland, OR - 7:00pm CT
Minnesota United FC v Portland Timbers - Portland, OR - 7:00pm CT
Minnesota United FC v Real Salt Lake - Portland, OR - 7:00pm CT
Already marking your calendar for each and every key date? Completely overloaded on drafts to keep straight? Let me know in the comments below.