CHICAGO – The 2021 U.S. Soccer eNational Team will be determined during the U.S. Soccer eNT Open, a fully online qualifying tournament which will be played from April 1-9.

The 2021 U.S. Soccer eNT Open will be the first, official selection tournament to select the U.S. eNational Team representatives that will compete in the FIFAe Nations Online Qualifier 2021, which will occur later this spring.

The U.S. Soccer eNT Open 2021 is a notable change in the qualifying process from 2019, where the winner and runner-up from the 2019 eMLS Cup comprised the U.S. roster at the FIFAe Nations Cup 2019.

In an effort to open the door of entry to a broader group of players, U.S. Soccer will host the open portion of the competition from April 1-3. Both PlayStation and Xbox players at all levels are welcome to participate in the open competition, and registration is now open.

The PlayStation and Xbox winners from the April 1-3 open competition will advance to the closed finals, which will be played on April 9. The closed finals will consist of the top seven American players on PlayStation and the top seven American players on Xbox per the FIFA Global Series Rankings. The closed finals will be streamed on the official U.S. Soccer Twitch channel (@ussoccerofficial).

The total competitors in the closed competition will be eight per console. The closed final will be seeded based on the FIFA Global Series Rankings as of March 26. U.S. Soccer will extend invitations to the closed finals over the next few days and will release the listing of pros prior to the registration end date.

The PlayStation and Xbox winners of the closed finals April 9 will form the two-player squad which will represent the United States during qualification for the FIFA eNations Cup 2021 and other eNational Team events during the year.

As non-U.S citizens are ineligible to represent the United States in the FIFA eNations Series 2021, the competition is open only to U.S. citizens located in the United States.

Competition Format

April 1 –April 3: Online, Open Competition

Two-Legs(Aggregate), Single Elimination
Game Mode: 90-Overall
April 9: Online, Closed Finals

Two-Leg (Aggregate), Double Elimination
Game Mode: FUT (with Unlocked Accounts)

FIFA eNations Cup 2021

With national pride and global glory at stake, FIFA’s official inter-nation competition will feature the world’s best countries in EA SPORTS FIFA 21 with its second edition following the inaugural event in 2019. The best eNational teams on the planet will represent their country in the FIFA eNations Cup 2021 later this year. The FIFA eNations Online Qualifier will determine the line-up for the FIFAeNations Cup 2021. The specific date for the online qualifying tournament will be announced by FIFA in the near future.

Registration Links:

Xbox: https://ussoc.cr/ent-open-xbox

PlayStation: https://ussoc.cr/ent-open-playstation

Registration for U.S.Soccer eNT Open 2021 runs through Thursday, March 31 at 10:59 p.m. ET