Weekly Schedule

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

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KEY DATES
Details and dates for each of the offseason roster mechanisms follows below:

Nov. 30

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

Club deadline to submit Bona Fide Offers and Exercise Options

 

 

MLS clubs not competing in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs (including clubs that did not qualify and clubs eliminated during the Play-In Round or Round One) must notify the League Office in writing of bona fide offers and exercised options.

 

All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

 

Dec. 1-13

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

Club deadline to submit Bona Fide Offers and Exercise Options 

 

 

For any clubs competing in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, one day after elimination, the club must notify the League Office of bona fide offers and exercised options. 

 

All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

 

 

Dec. 13

 

 

6 a.m. PT

 

Half-Day Trade Window Opens 

 

Following a 45-day roster freeze, MLS clubs may trade players.


All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

 

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

Half-Day Trade Window Closes and Blackout Period Begins
 

 

Blackout Period begins whereby clubs may no longer sign and/or trade players until conclusion of 2020 Expansion Draft.

 

 

Dec. 15

 

 

TBC

 

2020 MLS Expansion Draft

 

Austin FC may select up to five players from the eligible player list.

 

The list of players eligible for selection in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 14 at 7 a.m. PT.

 

Expansion Draft Rules & Procedures

 

 

Dec. 16

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

End-of-Year Waivers 

 

The End-of-Year Waivers process is conducted in reverse order of 2020 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Expansion club Austin FC will have the 27th pick in each round.


Eligible for selection are players who do not meet the minimum requirements for Re-Entry Process or Free Agency.

 

End-of-Year Waivers Rules & Procedures

 

The list of players eligible for the End-of-Year Waivers will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 14.

 

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

Free Agency Opens

 

Clubs may engage with players, other than their own, that are eligible for Free Agency.


Free Agency eligible players are out-of-contract and option-declined players who are at least 24 years old and who have completed a minimum of five service years.

 

Free Agency Rules & Procedures

 

 

MLS Communications will make the complete list of Free Agents available on Dec. 14.

 

 

Dec. 17

 

 

TBC

 

Re-Entry Process, Stage 1

 

The Re-Entry Process (Stage 1 and
Stage 2) is conducted in reverse order of 2020 season finish, taking into account postseason performance. Expansion club Austin FC will have the 27th pick in each round.

 

Eligible Players include those who are at least 22 years old, have a minimum of one service year, and their contract options were not exercised by their clubs or they did not receive a bona fide offer. 

 

MLS Re-Entry Process Rules

 

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 1 will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 14.

 

 

Dec. 22

 

 

 

10 a.m. PT

 

Re-Entry Process, Stage 2

 

The Re-Entry Process, Stage 2 is conducted in the same order as Stage 1 and consists of MLS players who were not selected in the Stage 1.


Not all unselected Stage 1 players will be available for selection as players may re-sign with their previous club between stages or may opt out of the process.


MLS Re-Entry Process Rules

 

The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Process – Stage 2 will be released by MLS Communications on Dec. 22 at 7 a.m. PT.