Option Exercise Deadline III. MLS Cup finalists must notify the League Office in writing of (1) players whose options they
are exercising and/or (2) players who are receiving bona fide offers.
-- List of Free Agents and players eligible for the MLS Expansion Draft released.
MLS Expansion Draft. LAFC may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club.
-- The list of players eligible for selection in Waiver Draft released.
MLS Waiver Draft. Consisting of players who have been waived by clubs and do not meet minimum years of service requirement for Re-Entry Draft or Free Agency.
-- List of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft -- Stage 1 released.
MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1. The Re-Entry Draft (both stages) is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion club LAFC selecting last.
-- List of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft -- Stage 2 released.
MLS Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2. Stage 2 includes players who were not selected in the Stage 1 draft, but not necessarily all Stage 1 players as they can re-sign with their previous club between stages.