MLS releases 2014-15 offseason calendar with draft,
combine and trade window schedule
Major League Soccer released a first look at the 2014-15 offseason calendar on Wednesday, confirming the dates of several important events in the run-up to the kickoff of the league's 20th season in March 2015.
The calendar includes the dates of the MLS Expansion, Waiver and Re-entry drafts, as well as the MLS Combine and SuperDraft. The MLS Caribbean Combine, which debuted in 2014, will again take place in the lead-up to the SuperDraft.
As with previous offseasons which featured an Expansion Draft, this winter will feature a Half-day Trade Window on Dec. 8, shortly before 2015 newcomers New York City FC and Orlando City make their selections on Dec. 10.
2014-15 MLS Offseason Calendar
- MLS Dispersal Draft for Chivas USA
December 7, 2014 - MLS Cup Final
December 8, 2014 – Half-day Trade Window: Open 9 am ET - 1 pm ET. Teams may trade during that window or may re-sign their own players. Blackout period starts at 1 pm ET, runs through the MLS Expansion Draft.
December 10, 2014 - MLS Expansion Draft
December 10, 2014 - Trade Window opens at the end of Expansion Draft; closes on December 11, 2014, at 5 pm ET
December 10, 2014 – MLS Waiver Draft
December 12, 2014 - MLS Re-entry Draft, Phase One
December 12, 2014 – Trade Window opens at the end of Re-entry Draft Phase One; closes on December 17, 2014, at 11 am ET