The MLS offseason is short. Just two months from now the club will be back at preseason training. And those two months look to be busy.
Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 will bring the two-stage re-entry draft for veteran players whose options were declined or who are no longer under contract to their existing clubs.
The Sounders’ scouting combine for college prospects will be held Dec. 16-18 in Las Vegas.
The new MLS schedule is expected to be released in late December or early January.
The two-round SuperDraft will be held Jan. 12, with a four-round supplemental draft Jan. 17.
The quarterfinal round of CONCACAF Champions League begins March 7 at CenturyLink, where the Sounders will don their new “super cyan” kits and face Santos Laguna of Mexico.
That will mark the first kick that begins another eight – and the Sounders hope, nine – months of soccer.
Don Ruiz, 253-597-8808 email@example.com twitter/donruiztnt blog.thenewstribune.com/soccer