Major League Soccer has announced the full calendar of offseason roster-building events for the 2023-2024 offseason.
MLS Offseason Calendar 2023-24
All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs or MLS.
|Wed, Nov 22||Deadline to Submit Bona Fide Offers||Deadline to submit all Bona Fide offers. Clubs in the Conference Semifinals are required to submit all Bona Fide offers on the day after their final match of the postseason.|
|Fri, Dec 1||Deadline to Exercise Options||MLS clubs must submit to the MLS league office which players will have their options exercised and which players will not have their options exercised.|
Lose Conf Final – Day after.
MLS Cup Teams – Dec 10.
|Dec 6 – 9||MLS College Showcase||The MLS College Showcase in Phoenix, Ariz. (Closed door event.)|
|Mon, Dec 11|
8 am CT
|Trade Window Opens||Following a three-month roster freeze, MLS clubs may make trades with other MLS teams.|
|Dec 12 (4 pm CT) – Dec 15 (4 pm CT)||End-of-Year Waivers||Reverse order of season finish. Eligible players who do not meet minimum requirements for Re-Entry Process or Free Agency. Eligible players announced Dec 12.|
|Wed, Dec 13 Noon CT||Free Agency Opens||Free Agency eligible players are out-of-contract & option-declined players, => 24 years old, 5+ service years. Free Agents announced Dec. 13.|
|Thur, Dec 14 Noon CT||Re-Entry Process, Stage 1||Conducted in reverse order of 2023 season finish. Eligible players => 22 years old, 1+ service year, & not eligible for Free Agency. BFA players are not included. Eligible players announced Dec. 13.|
|Tues, Dec 19|
2 pm CT
|2024 MLS SuperDraft||Three rounds in reverse order of finish.|
|Thurs, Dec 21 Noon CT||Re-Entry Process, Stage 2||Re-Entry players who did not opt-out, were not selected in Stage 1, and remain unsigned. |
Eligible players announced Dec. 21.