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MLS Offseason Important Dates

The MLS offseason is now in full swing. Here are the key dates you need to know.  

2016 Events
December 11
Sunday
Half-Day Trade Window (9 am - 12 pm ET)

No trades involving players will be permitted after 12 pm ET up until the conclusion of the Expansion Draft
December 12
Monday
Expansion Draft Protected Player list and eligible Free Agents list released
December 13
Tuesday
Expansion Draft (2 pm ET)

Beginning at 5 pm ET, Free Agents may engage in negotiations with all MLS clubs
December 14
Wednesday
List of players eligible for selection in the Waiver Draft released
December 15
Thursday
Waiver Draft (2 pm ET)

Beginning at 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
December 16
Friday
Re-Entry Draft - Stage 1 (3 pm ET)
December 21
Wednesday
Starting at 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
December 22
Thursday
Re-Entry Draft - Stage 2 (3 pm ET)
2017 Events
January 7-12
Sat. - Thu.
2017 adidas MLS Player Combine
January 13
Friday
2017 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas
January 23
Monday
2017 MLS preseason begins