US Club Soccer member teams are free to travel to any “open/unrestricted” tournament (as nearly all are) sanctioned by a U.S. Soccer Federation affiliate member. Most tournaments are “unrestricted,” which means that it is open to all U.S. Soccer member teams. Your US Club Soccer insurance coverage applies in all cases.
Under U.S. Soccer Federation Policy 601-7 (Competition Participation), you may not be denied the right to attend an “open/unrestricted” tournament (as nearly all are) sanctioned by a U.S. Soccer Federation member, other than for legitimate disciplinary reasons.
However, non-US Club Soccer teams attending a US Club Soccer-sanctioned tournament may be denied insurance coverage or passcard usage by their state association.
Each state association has different rules, and you may need to obtain travel permission or provide travel notice. You should clarify what will be done well in advance of the event. If your state association has denied the use of your passcards, contact the tournament host to see what form of player identification is accepted. It is suggested that you apply at the earliest possible time. If you have complied with your state association’s travel permission procedures, they are required to approve your travel.
If you are unable to obtain insurance coverage or travel permission from your state association (if required) or have been denied use of your passcards, here are your options:
Please contact your respective Membership Services Representative. We will assist in clarifying these matters with your state association if necessary.