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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roberto Reyes

President

Roberto has never lacked passion for the sport. Whether it’s playing, coaching, or going to a live soccer game, he will always have a smile on his face. After he attended the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he realized how fortunate the kids he coached back home were with endless support and never lacking any equipment to properly compete. It inspired him to see the different soccer dynamics in more countries and since then he’s visited Spain, England, Thailand, and various parts of Mexico. After visiting those new places, he knew there needed to be more support for children in developing countries – they didn’t have cleats, soccer balls, or uniforms.

In 2020, with different social issues in the U.S., the global pandemic, and watching his little brother continue his soccer journey, he knew he wanted to be involved with the sport again. But this time a different way, a way more people around the world could benefit from his actions – so Roberto founded FUTBL.org. 
 

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Alex Hernandez

Secratary

Alex currently works with two of our proud partners, AMP Sports med and Capistrano FC. At AMP, Alex is a Stretch Therapist and PT aide.  He is also the team trainer for the men's NISA and UPSL teams at Capistrano Fc. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology in 2020. Born and raised in Orange County,

 

Alex spent the majority of his youth years playing soccer for many local clubs. From a young age, Alex has spent many summers collecting cleats from teammates and donating them around Mexico. He is always looking out for the kids in the community and giving his all to provide for the community of San Juan. Now as a part of Futbl.org he will continue doing what he’s been doing and help spread this through the world.

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Mike Rubio

Director

Mike played club soccer in the Coast Soccer League top-flight division until the age of 18. He was also a high school varsity starter and captain for three years. He continued to play in various men’s leagues (outdoor & indoor) until about the age of thirty. He had a small stint with a local semi-pro reserve team, OC Waves. After several knee surgeries and injuries, I started focusing solely on coaching and gave up playing. 

Mike has been coaching for more than 27 years in Southern California. He has a USSF National C license and is currently working on completing his USSF B license. He’s currently the Youth Director of Coaching at the Pateadores South Orange County and SMCHS Boys Varsity assistant coach. Mike has also coached at Santiago Canyon College (M), Westcoast FC, and in abroad programs in Spain, Brazil, and England. Mike has a Masters of Coaching in Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine and a B.A. in Philosophy from Cal State Fullerton.
 
Mike has been married to Karen for 19 years and they have three children; Andrew (17), Samantha (15), Luke (12), and our dog Remy. We live in the city of Orange and are members of St. John’s Church. Enjoy all sports, learning, working on my house, and spending time with my family.

 

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David Penaloza

Treasurer

​David is the Financial Executive for FUTBL.org. David currently works as a Senior Tax Accountant for Ernst & Young. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting. David began his career in public accounting and over his professional life broaden his experience in managing accounting, tax, and finance operations.

 

 

From childhood to young adulthood, David played soccer and developed a passion for the sport. Soccer created many memories he will always cherish and due to this David wants to help create memories for other people through FUTBL.org.

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Rami Abulaban

Member

Rami is currently the Director of Partnership and Strategy at FUTBL.org. He currently works as a Senior Analyst/Product Manager for AMEX based out of New York City. Rami graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S in Electrical Engineering. Before joining American Express, Rami worked at General Motors within their Electric vehicle engineering division. At General Motors, he spent a lot of time with the Youth Outreach Program and was able to establish a very strong partnership between GM and FUTBL.org that will continue to evolve and grow for many years to come. He spent a lot of his childhood, teenage years, and young adult life playing the beautiful sport, fútbol. Rami spent some of his childhood years overseas, specifically in the Middle East. At a young age, he knew how underprivileged some of the children were around him and how fortunate he is to be able to afford proper and adequate soccer attire and equipment.

Rami joined FUTBL.org to make a difference to those truly in need. He will be working directly with establishing, maintaining, and progressing our current and future external partnerships. Rami will also be researching and exploring different avenues and areas of growth and potential underprivileged markets that continue to evolve and require our assistance.

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