Tuesday’s expansion draft is just the start of the end of the year roster-building process for Major League Soccer.

Events continue with End-of-Year Waivers and the opening of Free Agency on Dec. 15, followed by Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft on Dec. 17, and Stage 2 on Dec. 23.

Here is what to expect in the coming days and weeks:

End-of-Year Waivers
On Wednesday, Dec. 15 (1 p.m. ET), the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2021 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. MLS Cup champions New York City FC will have the 27th pick, and expansion club Charlotte FC will have the 28th selection to end each round.

End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure  | The list:  End-of-Year Waivers List

Free Agency
Immediately following the End-of-Year Waivers process, Free Agency also will open on Dec. 15 for players who are at least age 24 with at least five MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. There is no limit on the number of Free Agents a team may sign each year.

Free Agents may participate in the Re-Entry Process.

Free Agency Rules & Procedures | Free Agency List

Re-Entry Draft
The Re-Entry Draft, Stage 1 begins on Friday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry Draft is conducted in the reverse order of the final 2021 season standings, keeping in mind postseason performance and any trades impacting selection order. During the Re-Entry Draft, MLS clubs can select from option-declined players who are at least 22 years old with a minimum of one service year and who are not eligible for free agency.

*Note: The Re-Entry List is subject to change since players can opt out.

Re-Entry Draft Rules & Procedure | Re-Entry List

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Draft, which will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 23. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. ET.