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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 Date Location Application Opens Application Deadline
U.S. WNT vs. New Zealand April 4 Busch Stadium; St. Louis, MO Feb. 2 March 20
U.S. MNT vs. Mexico April 15  Alamodome; San Antonio, Texas
Feb. 2 April 3
U.S. WNT vs. Ireland May 10 Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.  Feb. 2 May 1
U.S. WNT vs. Mexico  May 17 StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.   
Feb. 2 May 8
U.S. WNT vs. Korea Republic May 30 Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
Feb. 2 May 15

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
*Please note, press credential applications for FIFA events are processed and approved by FIFA, not U.S. Soccer.

The press credential application process is now open for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scheduled for June 6-July 5 in Canada. Media members apply for a FIFA Media Channel account if they do not already have one. Media that do not have a FIFA Media Channel account, must register for one in order to apply for press credentials for the tournament. The deadline to apply for press credentials through FIFA is April 13. The press credential application via the FIFA Media Channel is only for written press, websites, photographers and non-rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters. Click here for more detailed information. 

TV/radio: There is a separate accreditation process for FIFA Media Rights Licensees (Media Rights Holders). The FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team (FIFABroadcasterServicing@fifa.org) will address it to the MRL via the usual communication channels.  Media representatives from non-rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters NRH) can apply for accreditation via the FIFA Media Channel. Please note that the number of NRH credentials  will be very limited and subject to confirmation closer to the event.

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
*Please note, press credential applications for FIFA events are processed and approved by FIFA, not U.S. Soccer.

The press credential application process is now open for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scheduled for May 30-June 20 in New Zealand. Media members apply for a FIFA Media Channel account if they do not already have one. Media that do not have a FIFA Media Channel account, must register for one in order to apply for press credentials for the tournament. The deadline to apply for press credentials through FIFA is May 1The press credential application via the FIFA Media Channel is only for written press, websites, photographers and non-rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters. Click here for more detailed information. 

TV/radio: There is a separate accreditation process for FIFA Media Rights Licensees (Media Rights Holders). The FIFA Broadcaster Servicing Team (FIFABroadcasterServicing@fifa.org) will address it to the MRL via the usual communication channels.  Media representatives from non-rights-holding TV and radio broadcasters NRH) can apply for accreditation via the FIFA Media Channel. Please note that the number of NRH credentials  will be very limited and subject to confirmation closer to the event.

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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