By RYAN TOLMICH
Although there are still two-and-a-half rounds of playoff soccer left to be played, Major League Soccer is already looking ahead toward the 2014-15 campaign.
The league released the schedule for the upcoming offseason on Wednesday, including dates for a half-day trade window on Dec. 8 and the Expansion Draft which is set to be held on Dec. 10.
The half-day window will run from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m ET and will allow teams to both resign players and conduct trades with other clubs. That window will then shut before being reopened at the end of the MLS Expansion Draft.
In addition, the offseason will also include a dispersal draft following the demise of Chivas USA, although the league leaves that date to be determined.
Have a look at the full 2014-15 MLS offseason schedule below:
2014-15 MLS Offseason Calendar
TBD – MLS Dispersal Draft for Chivas USA
December 7, 2014 – MLS Cup Final
December 8, 2014 – Half-day Trade Window
December 10, 2014 – MLS Expansion Draft
December 10, 2014 – Trade Window opens at the end of Expansion Draft
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
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