All teams entered into the National Championship Series (State Cups) across the country are required to complete and return the Player Clearance Certification Form in order to:
1. Certify that they have no players who were born outside of the United States; or
2. Provide a list of all foreign-born players, including US citizen. Each player on the list will be required to be cleared prior to being placed on the NCS/State Cup roster, and clearance must occur prior to the team’s roster freeze date. See the four options below for registering a foreign-born player.
Failure to send documents in the correct format, clearly labeled and readable will result in delays to the process.
*Please note that players born in Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands or any US Territory will need to go through the International Player Clearance process.
The International Clearance Process is mandated by FIFA and the US Soccer Federation, and it is entirely administered by U.S. Soccer. Massachusetts Youth Soccer does not have the power to clear international players, and it is each team's/club's responsibility to contact US Soccer and ensure that all its players are cleared.
If you have questions about the process please contact:
INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE OPTIONS