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The U.S. Soccer Fan Council was created in 2018 as a way to give fans a voice in the Federation’s governance. The Council is dedicated to advocating for all fans of teams under the U.S. Soccer umbrella and aims to increase its outreach and exposure to the U.S. Soccer community, including the affiliated councils and organizations.

The Fan Council works closely with U.S. Soccer, meeting quarterly in-person and/or via teleconference. The application to become a fan representative is open to all U.S. Soccer Premium Insiders and above, who are the most dedicated supporters from across the country. Insiders will be made aware when the next election will take place.

Two members of the five-member Council are voted as Chairperson and Co-Chairperson. Additionally, two members are selected each year to serve as voting representatives on the National Council, voting on issues of Federation governance such as:

  • The election of U.S. Soccer President and Vice President;
  • Approval of U.S. Soccer budgets;
  • The adoption of amendments to the articles of incorporation and bylaws of U.S. Soccer;
  • Affirming the policies approved by the Board of Directors for the past year.

All fans have the ability to support the growth of soccer and be a part of the Federation’s mission to make soccer, in all its forms, the preeminent sport in the United States. If you would like to contact the Fan Council email us at: We would love to hear from you.


Liz Lafitte
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Liz has a passion for women’s soccer, whether it is following the USWNT across the world or bouncing around to different NWSL matches – she’s there! With her career in social media, Liz enjoys finding ways to leverage her expertise to both advance women’s sports and advocate for our LGBTQ+ family. In addition to her love for the USWNT, Liz has a special connection to the U.S. Deaf National Teams. When not watching sports, you can find Liz biking on one of the many trails in Austin or playing frisbee at Zilker Park.

Rachel Posnick
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Vice Chair

Rachel has been watching soccer her whole life. She’s met some of her best friends in the stands at games. When she’s not traveling to watch the USWNT or yelling from her seat at Providence Park, she’s fighting infectious diseases from her desk as an epidemiologist. As part of the Fan Council, Rachel aspires to make travel accessible to fans who have yet to experience a live game.

lauralynn stephen 
Vice Chair

Lauralynn has deep love and admiration for both the USMNT and USWNT. A US Navy Gulf War veteran, she has respect for the uniform and what it means to put one on. Her 20+ year role as a soccer mom has shown Lauralynn that the fan experience is intrinsic to the development of our youth players. She sees collaboration as the key to success and is eager to connect with other soccer fans to help identify opportunities where positive improvements to the match day experience exist and take the steps necessary to implement those ideas; ensuring that each fan, at every level, has a match day experience that leaves them wanting more soccer in their lives.

Alex Botoman

Alex is a lifelong soccer fan who has cheered on the USMNT and USWNT at six World Cups on six different continents. After working in communications for the soccer teams at Wake Forest University, Alex went to law school and became a public defender. He hopes to use his position on the Fan Council to advocate for issues important to the fans and help grow the U.S. Soccer fanbase.