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Dates, times released for 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft, other key offseason moments

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Wondering what's in store this offseason? MLS released their offseason schedule, and it's pretty much the same as you'd expect.

But don't let that get you down — there are times and dates and everything you need to stay up-to-date.

Dec. 7: MLS will release a list of players eligible for free agency and for the re-entry draft.

Dec. 8: A list of players eligible for the waiver draft will be released. Eligible players are not free agents or eligible for the re-entry draft. Additionally, free agents may engage in negotiations with MLS clubs.

Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. Eastern: The waiver draft takes place. If a player is out of contract and selected, the selecting team must issue a "genuine offer" to the selected player. If they are not out of contract, they will be added to the selecting team's roster.

Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Eastern: Clubs may no longer sign, trade re-entry draft eligible players (in preparation for stage one of draft)

Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Eastern: Re-Entry Draft, Stage One. Players selected during this stage would have to be at their contract option price or a CBA-enforced salary increase. Players may also choose not to participate in this or the next stage.

Dec. 16, 11 a.m. Eastern: Clubs may no longer sign, trade re-entry draft eligible players (in preparation for stage two of draft)

Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Eastern: Re-Entry Draft, Stage Two. Players selected in stage one are ineligible in this stage, obviously. Contracts can also be re-negotiated.

Jan. 7–12: MLS Combine

Jan. 14: 2016 MLS SuperDraft