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Board of Directors


Samir Romero

President/ Co-Founder 

While Samir Romero was born and raised in Colombia, which is where he played soccer for Deportivo Cali, he is a dedicated and loyal member of the Rockford community. Since arriving in the U.S. at 21-years-old, Samir climbed the coaching ranks through the Rockford Raptors organization as well as the high school ranks. As an assistant at Rockford Christian, Samir helped the Royal Lions win back-to-back regional and sectional titles.

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Brendan Noble

Vice President & Co-Founder

 Brendan Noble is new to Rockford, but when his wife, Andrea, brought him  here in February of 2019, he quickly fell in love with the city. As an avid Eintracht Frankfurt and Detroit City FC fan, it became a dream for him to help establish a soccer (Fußball) club in his new city, and he is extremely excited to be involved with Rockford FC. In the  soccer world beyond Rockford FC, Brendan is a referee and has probably heard you yell at him for giving a card to your child. He is also a data enrichment specialist at ABC Supply Co. Inc. in Beloit and a published author.


Jeremy M. Horn

Board Member & Training Field Liason

Jeremy has been living in the Rockford area for over 25 years. Married to Becky with two kids, Melanie and Landon - student-athletes at Rockford Lutheran Schools, the family first found their full enjoyment of the  game together back in 2013 when Jeremy was called on to coach his daughter's RYSL team and later to Rockford Lutheran Academy's 3rd-5th  grade Soccer program. Jeremy also currently serves as the Director of  Academy Soccer for Rockford Lutheran Academy, bringing together private  schools from around the area for their own fall soccer league. His professional soccer fandom resides with Liverpool in the EPL and Borussia-Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Jeremy hopes that soccer can have a higher level center to grow as commonplace for players, fans, and the Rockford and the surrounding communities.


Vlada Jevremovic

Board Member

Vlada “Vee” Jevremovic has an extensive background in soccer as a player and a coach. With over 30 years of coaching and playing experience, Vee is a vital addition to the RFC Board of Directors. Vee holds a USSF National B level license with coaching experience for Rockford United SC and Rockford Raptors FC, where he is currently a team coach. Vee is married to Angela and has two boys, Cooper and Caleb. Cooper is currently playing at Loras College.

Board: Meet the Team
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