quakes

With the 2022 MLS season recently over, the San Jose Earthquakes are scheduled to have a busy offseason. As we wait for the arrival of the 2023 MLS season, here is a list of key dates for upcoming first team roster building mechanisms, PayPal Park activations, and other special events happening in the months ahead.

FIRST TEAM OFFSEASON SCHEDULE

Monday, Nov. 7 – Trade Window Opens

The Earthquakes can start making adjustments to their roster and conduct trades with other MLS teams for 48 hours.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Trade Window Closes

The 48-hour trade window closes and MLS clubs will no longer be able to sign and/or trade players until the MLS Expansion Draft is complete.

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Expansion Protected List Announced

The list of players available for selection in the Expansion Draft is released by MLS.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Free Agency Opens

The Quakes are allowed to engage with players who are Free Agents.

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Re-Entry Process Stage 1 and End-of-Year Waivers

The Quakes can select current MLS players who have not reached an agreement with their respective MLS clubs. The selection order will be decided based on the club’s 2022 season finish and postseason performance.

Monday, Nov. 7 – Trade Window Opens

The Earthquakes can start making adjustments to their roster and conduct trades with other MLS teams for 48 hours.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Trade Window Closes

The 48-hour trade window closes and MLS clubs will no longer be able to sign and/or trade players until the MLS Expansion Draft is complete.

Thursday, Nov. 10 – Expansion Protected List Announced

The list of players available for selection in the MLS Expansion Draft is released by MLS.

Friday, Nov. 11 – MLS Expansion Draft

Expansion side St. Louis CITY SC may select up to five players from the eligible player list, which may include players from the Earthquakes.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 – Free Agency Opens

The Quakes are allowed to engage with players who are Free Agents.

Thursday, Nov. 17 – Re-Entry Process Stage 1 and End-of-Year Waivers

The Quakes can select current MLS players who have not reached an agreement with their respective MLS clubs. The selection order will be decided based on the club’s 2022 season finish and postseason performance.

December – 2023 MLS Schedule Release

Although there is no official date yet, Major League Soccer is expected to release next season’s schedule sometime around mid-December. Stay tuned to SJEarthquakes.com and our social channels on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the announcement.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 2023 MLS SuperDraft Presented by adidas

Based on the reverse order of the 2022 MLS season standings and postseason performance, clubs will begin drafting players throughout three rounds.

January/February – 2023 MLS Preseason Begins

PAYPAL PARK/SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Field to Table

PayPal Park is currently hosting Field to Table, an award-winning dining series. Field to Table features a culinary roster of over a dozen acclaimed Bay Area chefs who will serve a curated four-course dinner on the pitch at PayPal Park. For more information, click here.

Sunday, Nov. 20 – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Watch Parties Begin

Join us at Old Wagon Saloon or O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub in San Jose on matchdays throughout the tournament, starting with the World Cup opener between Qatar vs. Ecuador at 8 a.m. PT. For the full list of World Cup watch parties, click here.

Friday, Nov. 25 – Enchant

PayPal Park begins hosting Enchant, the World’s Most Magical Christmas Light Maze & Village. Enchant will transform PayPal Park into a breathtaking winter wonderland with thousands upon thousands of custom-designed and manufactured sculptures and installations. For more information, click here.

Offseason Events Calendar
Offseason Events Calendar
Date
Event
October 15-30
Field to Table at PayPal Park
November 7
Trade Window Opens
November 9
Trade Window Closes
November 10
Expansion Protected List Announced
November 11
MLS Expansion Draft
November 14
Deadline to Submit Bona Fide Offers and Exercise Options
November 16
Free Agency Opens
November 17
Re-Entry Process Stage 1 and End-of-Year Waivers
November 20
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Watch Parties Begin
November 22
Re-Entry Process Stage 2
November 25
Enchant at PayPal Park begins
December 21
2023 MLS SuperDraft
Jan/Feb 2023
2023 MLS Preseason Begins