U.S. Soccer believes soccer should be drug-free and therefore maintains strict standards regarding substance abuse. We encourage athletes to review the important information on this page to understand their role in preventing doping in sport.
It is the duty of all Athletes, Athlete Support Personnel and other Persons (as those terms are defined in the World-Anti Doping Code), by virtue of their participation in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, ParaPan American or Youth Olympic Games, participation in an Event or Competition organized or sanctioned by U.S. Soccer, participation on a National Team, utilization of a USOC Training Center, receipt of benefits from the USOC or U.S. Soccer, inclusion in the Registered Testing Pool, or otherwise subject to the World Anti-Doping Code to comply with all anti-doping rules of WADA, FIFA or IFCPF, the USOC, and of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), including the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing (USADA Protocol) and all other policies and rules adopted by WADA, FIFA or IFCPF and USADA.
If it is determined that an Athlete, Athlete Support Personnel, or other Person may have committed a doping violation, the individual agrees to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of U.S. Soccer, if applicable or referred by USADA. In addition, Athletes agree to submit to drug testing by FIFA or IFCPF and/or USADA or their designees at any time and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules make them subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension.
As a reminder, an approved Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required before using a prohibited substance or method in sport in order to avoid an anti-doping rule violation. Please be vigilant in ensuring you properly apply for a TUE to the extent necessary when your physician prescribes medication to you.
2019 Prohibited List (USADA.org)
Research your supplements at Supplement411.org
GlobalDRO.com to determine the status of the medication your physician intends to prescribe and if it is prohibited, ask the physician if there are any alternative medications available that don’t contain a prohibited substance.
Pre-Check form (USADA.org/tue-pre-check-form)
TUE application form (USADA.org/tue/apply)
USADA treats provided medical information as confidential.