Sounders Insider

Waiver draft Tuesday, MLS season 12 days away

LogoMLSHere's a little update from the league as the MLS regular season ticks ever closer:

With League’s 19th season kicking off on March 8, there’s plenty of excitement to come in the next 12 days.

This week, expect most clubs to continue to make player moves as all teams are required to be roster and salary budget complaint by March 1. Teams will have the chance to add depth or shed weight tomorrow when a waiver draft is held via conference call at 3 p.m. ET

The following week, March 3-7, is Jersey Week with most teams hosting local events to unveil new primary, secondary or third jerseys.

Finally, the regular season action begins March 8 when Seattle Sounders FC host the MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Other nationally televised games that weekend include Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. New York Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN (March 8) and Chivas USA vs. Chicago Fire at 3 p.m. ET on UniMas (March 9).