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We’ve only got a few hours left until MLS rosters freeze for the 2016 season.


The 2016 MLS roster freeze deadline is Thursday at 5 pm ET, at which time teams must submit their final 28-man roster that will compete in the final seven weeks of the regular season and be eligible to participate in the MLS Cup Playoffs.


That means no changes – no new signings, no drops, no nothing – can be made by MLS clubs from the 5 pm ET deadline until the day after MLS Cup, other than in cases of Extreme Hardship. More info on what qualifies a team for the Extreme Hardship classification can be found in the league’s roster rules.


Clubs will still be able to sign players from their USL affiliates to short term agreements for non-MLS matches, including CONCACAF Champions League contests and exhibition matches.