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Meet The Board

The Loudoun Soccer Board holds a monthly meeting generally on the first Monday of every month. The meeting consists of two parts; 1) an open session, and 2) the executive session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently being held virtually.

Board meetings are open to Loudoun Soccer Club members. Please see this document for rules for club member input at meetings.


PresidentRob Russell[email protected]
Vice PresidentTBA 
TreasurerAllen Sayles[email protected]
SecretaryJohn Warner[email protected]
Director of Fields & FacilitiesTBA 
At-Large DirectorNeal Thurman[email protected]
Director of FundraisingMichael Fay[email protected]

Rob Russell


Email: [email protected]

Rob has been associated with Loudoun Soccer since 2007, when he began coaching his oldest daughter’s Mini Soccer team. He coached Mini and Recreation teams for 10 seasons before his youngest daughter’s skills outgrew his coaching ability. He grew up playing the game, competing at the travel level on teams in Huntsville, Alabama and Prince William County, Virginia.

A member of the Loudoun Soccer Board since 2012, Rob currently serves as Vice President, and sits on the Field and Facilities and Communications and Marketing committees. Professionally, he leads Federal Government Strategy and Marketing efforts for Thomson Reuters’ Legal business unit. He attended the College of William and Mary, where he earned a B.A. in History and an M.B.A. in Marketing. Rob, his wife Samantha, and their two daughters live in downtown Leesburg. 

Allen Sayles


Email:  [email protected]

Allen grew up playing Soccer and is still active today as a volunteer in several capacities at Loudoun Soccer. He has been participating with Loudoun Soccer for the past 9 years as a Rec Coach, Travel Team Manager and Assistant Coach, as well as serving on our Columbus Day Tournament Committee and Loudoun Soccer Park Advisory Committee. He has 3 kids that all play soccer which makes for very busy weekends.

Allen currently serves as the Secretary for the Loudoun Soccer Board. He also works for a large Software, Consulting, and Server company as an Executive. He as a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a M.S. degree in Software/Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He and his family live in Hamilton, Virginia and have been in Loudoun County since 1997. Allen also has a USSF Coaching license. 


Neal Thurman

At-Large Director

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Neal grew up playing soccer outside of Philadelphia in the 70s and 80s.  After stops in Baltimore, DC, Atlanta and Alexandria that all included multiple competitive men’s and co-ed soccer teams he and his wife Liz moved to Leesburg in 2009 and then within Loudoun to Ashburn in 2014.  Neal stays active in the game by playing on a Loudoun Soccer adult league team, managing the Premier League section of (a division of NBC Sports), and starting to teach the game to his two-year-old son Charlie who already does a solid job of kicking a size one ball in motion.

Between playing, watching, and writing about soccer, Neal has been on the founding teams of two successful start-up federal services firms – Customer Value Partners and Black Turtle Services.  With Black Turtle Services, his current endeavor, he serves as CIO and VP of Corporate Development as well as sitting on the Board of Directors.  Neal holds a BA in Psychology and Political Economy from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. 

John Warner


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John has been involved with Loudoun Soccer for the past 14 years as a parent, coach, team manager and volunteer. His children have participated in the Recreation Program, the Travel Soccer Program and as volunteers with Top Soccer. He currently has two children participating with Loudoun Soccer.

The past two years, John has served on the Loudoun Soccer Board as the Director of Fundraising. He currently works for a software company that services the non-profit sector and has over 25 years experience as a CPA, consultant, and software executive focused on the non-profit industry. Past volunteer activities include fundraising and event planning for other large area non-profits.

John graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Accounting and has lived in Loudoun since 2000. 

Michael Fay

Director of Fundraising

Email:  [email protected]


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Loudoun Soccer
19798 Sycolin Rd 
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Fax: 703-777-1029
Phone: 703-777-9977
Email: [email protected]

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