Calendar of key dates this offseason, including draft, trade window and combine dates

Major League Soccer unveiled the offseason calendar for the 2014-15 offseason on Wednesday, including dates of the MLS Expansion, Waiver and Re-entry drafts, as well as the MLS Combine and SuperDraft.

Like past 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. The lone event with a date still undetermined is the dispersal draft for Chivas USA’s players.

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: 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