MLS 2014-2015 Offseason Schedule: Transfers and Draft Dates
The MLS has offically released its 2014-2015 offseason schedule with key dates for transfers and drafts.
After the MLS Cup is decided on December 7, business picks up with the Half-Day Trade Window that begins on December 8 at 9 AM ET.
From there, things really start to take off as the MLS Expansion Draft, MLS Waiver Draft, and more trade window action all occur within a span of a week.
With the new logo and announcement of a new team in Los Angeles, the league seems to be moving in the right direction. That means that this offseason could be a lot of fun.
Here's the complete list of events from MLSSoccer.com:
TBD - 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
December 18, 2014 - MLS Re-entry Draft, Phase Two
December 18, 2014 – Trade Window opens at the end of Re-entry Draft Phase Two
January 2-5, 2015 - MLS Caribbean Combine
January 9-13, 2015 - MLS Combine
January 15, 2015 - MLS SuperDraft