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2022 MLS Year-End Waivers Rules & Procedures

The 2022 MLS Year-End Waivers take place 12 days after the 2022 MLS Cup, occurring after the 2022 MLS Expansion Draft and Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.

Key dates:

  • Nov. 14: Club deadline to exercise options is on Monday, Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. ET.
  • Nov. 16: A list of players eligible for Year-End Waivers is officially released on Wednesday, Nov. 16
  • Nov. 17: MLS Year-End Waivers: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. ET

Key parameters:

The MLS End-of-Year Waivers process consists of players whose options are not exercised, who are not subject to first right of refusal, and who are not eligible for Free Agency or Re-Entry Draft.

MLS End-of-Year Waivers process:

The selection process is determined by the reverse order of the final standings in the 2022 MLS season, taking into account postseason performance. Expansion club St. Louis CITY SC will get the 29th pick, the final selection in each round. Once the MLS End-of-Year Waivers process is complete, those players who have not been selected may be signed by any MLS team on a first-come, first-served basis.