MLS Expansion Draft 2014: Date, Start Time, Format, Rules and Schedule

The MLS will have its first expansion draft since the 2011 season on Wednesday, December 10, with Orlando City SC and New York City FC each having 10 selections to help build their rosters ahead of the 2015 campaign.

The rules for this year's draft don't deviate much from the previous ones, but they remain relatively complicated nonetheless. In this article, we'll provide a layout of the draft schedule and basic rules as provided by the MLS.

All rules are courtesy of the MLS and can be accessed by clicking here.


Date and Start Time

The draft will take place on Wednesday, December 10 and starts at 2 p.m. ET.


Format and Schedule

Each team will have 10 selections and will alternate making picks. Orlando won the right to select first. As a result, the schedule looks simple:

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