U.S. Soccer


U.S. Soccer Communications –  Press Credential Requests

This page is for media to request press credentials for U.S. Soccer events and find information on how to apply to upcoming matches and tournaments. When the credential application window is open, click on the name of the match in the table below to access the application form. Step-by-step U.S. Soccer Accreditation Form Instructions are listed at the bottom of this page.

Media seeking accreditation should be familiar with U.S. Soccer’s Media Policies, available for download as a PDF in English.

Upcoming Events
Match/Event Date Location Application Opens Application Deadline
WNT vs. South Africa
July 9
Soldier Field; Chicago, Ill.
June 16
July 1
WNT vs. Costa Rica
July 22
Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
June 16
July 15

Copa America Centenario USA 2016

The Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has opened the initial phase of the media accreditation process for the 2016 Copa America Centenario.  Media members can apply for a tournament media credential by visiting this link and filling out the application in its entirety. Please note that this initial application consists of a screening process to identify media that will be accredited for the overall tournament, but an accreditation alone does not provide media members with access for any specific match.  Media approved during this accreditation process will be able to apply for single-game accreditation, which will be conducted via the Copa America Centenario Media Channel in the weeks leading up to the tournament.

Applications during this process will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to those who apply early as there are a limited number of credentials available. The final deadline to apply for tournament accreditation is Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Approved applicants will receive an email notification when a decision is made, by Monday, May 23 the latest. Please do not contact the Copa America Local Organizing Committee, U.S. Soccer, CONCACAF or CONMEBOL requesting information on individual applications before this time, as such requests will not be answered. Please note that the accredidation process is being handled by the Copa America Centenario Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and not U.S. Soccer. 

Media whose applications are accepted will be invited to create an account on the Copa America Centenario Media Channel, where they will be able to request specific match accreditation and access to press conferences and mixed zones. The media channel will be active in coming weeks; notifications and instructions to set up an account will be sent exclusively to accredited media. 

Should media members have further questions, they may contact media.accreditation@ca2016loc.org

U.S. Soccer Accreditation Form Instructions

Step 1: When applying for a match credential, click the name of the match listed in the table at the top of the page to visit the U.S. Soccer online credential application. 

Step 2: Enter your primary e-mail address. If a returning user, you will be emailed a link to log in. Once logged in, click 'Add an Attendee' or 'Add Yourself as an Attendee' to request a match credential.

Step 3: Enter your contact information, your editor or producer’s contact information (if applicable) and your organization’s contact information. Click ‘Continue.’ 

Step 4: Add attendee information.

      a: If you filled out the contact information with your name and will be attending, click “Add yourself as an Attendee.” Click Submit when you have completed the form 
      b: If you are requesting accreditation for others, click ‘Add an Attendee’ 
      c: To apply for additional matches, use the 'Add yourself as an Attendee' and/or 'Add an Attendee' function and select each match separately.

Step 5: Click ‘Finish’ when you have submitted all attendee information. 

Step 6: You will receive a confirmation e-mail from U.S. Soccer. Please save this e-mail as it includes the link to edit or add credential requests to these events. 

Questions regarding credential applications can be directed to communications@ussoccer.org or 312-808-1300.

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