MLS announces 2017 Expansion Draft, key offseason dates

MLS announces 2017 Expansion Draft, key offseason dates

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MLS announces 2017 Expansion Draft, key offseason dates

With Major League Soccer Playoffs in full-swing, the league unveiled the 2017 offseason schedule on Tuesday afternoon.

Several key events such as the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft, the upcoming free agency period, the 2017 MLS Waiver Draft, and Re-Entry Draft all were announced via the league’s website.

Current MLS clubs may protect 11 players prior to the Expansion Draft, when LAFC will select five players with a maximum of one player per club.

Here is a full list of the upcoming offseason schedule:

Monday, Nov. 27 – 1 p.m. EST – Option Exercises Deadline
Friday, Dec. 1 – 1 p.m. EST – Option Exercise Deadline for Non-MLS Cup Participants
Sunday, Dec. 10 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST – Half Day Trade Window
sunday, Dec. 10 – 12 EST – Option Exercise Deadline for MLS Cup Participants
Sunday, Dec. 10 – 1 p.m. EST – Blackout Period begins
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – 2 p.m. EST – Expansion Draft
Tuesday, Dec. 12 – 3 p.m. EST – Free Agency Begins
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 3:30 p.m. EST – 2017 MLS Waiver Draft
Friday, Dec. 15 – 3 p.m. EST – 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1
Thursday, Dec. 21 – 2 p.m. EST – 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2

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