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Here are the MLS offseason dates you need to know

The Seattle Sounders are still neck deep in the MLS postseason, but that doesn't mean they can have complete laser focus. The already busy MLS offseason has two additional drafts this year that must be planned for, and one will likely be held before the postseason is finished.

Although the date has not yet been formally announced, the working assumption seems to be that MLS will hold the Chivas USA Dispersal Draft on Dec. 1 on Nov. 19. The Sounders will likely have one of the last picks or the last pick, depending on if Orlando City and New York City FC are allowed to participate. It's entirely possible that the Sounders don't pick any players in that draft (The Goat Parade put together a handy list of the available names).

The first really relevant date to Sounders fans is on Dec. 8. That's when the protected lists for the Expansion Draft are due. There's also a four-hour window that allows teams to make trades before the Expansion Draft, but after the protected lists have been revealed.

2014-15 MLS Offseason Calendar

November 14 - Order determined for MLS Dispersal Draft for Chivas USA

November 19 - MLS Dispersal Draft

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

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