As of July 2021, U.S. Soccer in accordance with FIFA is requiring all players not born in the United States (regardless of club status or competition level) to request an International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Per FIFA's Regulations, the international clearance process is required when any foreign-born player over the age of 10 is attempting to register with an affiliated club/team/league in the United States, regardless of that player's soccer ability or citizenship and one or both below instances apply:
• Player was born outside of the United States, including U.S. citizens born abroad.
• Player previously registered with a club/team/league outside of the United States.
The link below outlines the criteria and definitions for each form. The player’s family can submit the request directly to U.S. Soccer following the directions outlined.
International Clearance Overview