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Ramos takes on double duty
November 13th, 2013 12:48AM
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[U.S. SOCCER] Tab Ramos, who played on three U.S. World Cup teams and coached the USA at the 2013 Under-20 World Cup, has been named U.S. Soccer's youth technical director, filling a position left vacant by the move of his former U.S. national team midfield partner Claudio Reyna to a position at New York City FC, the new MLS club.

As youth technical director, Ramos will oversee youth soccer and work with national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the youth national team coaching staff.

“Tab’s combined knowledge and experience with youth players and the national team program made him an ideal candidate for this position,” said U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati in a statement. “Along with an impressive playing career, Tab has built a notable reputation as a coach, starting at the youth club level and now with the under-20 men’s national team. We’re extremely pleased to have him oversee our youth national team programs as we continue our goal of improving the development of our young players.”

Ramos’ first coaching experience came with NJSA 04, which he co-founded with former MetroStars teammate Rob Johnson and built into a U.S. Soccer Development Academy club. He has been a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation technical board since 2006. He became the U.S. U-20 coach in 2011 and also worked alongside Klinsmann with the national team.

“I’m excited and honored for the opportunity to guide the development of our youth players and coaches as we continue to strive to improve our national team program,” said Ramos in a statement. “We’ve already seen a more connected program as the philosophies that Jurgen is implementing with the senior team are being shared across all the youth teams. I’m looking forward to continuing that process, and implementing other elements as well to help our players and coaches improve as much as possible.”

The Uruguayan-born Ramos is one of the most heralded U.S. players ever to come along, debuting internationally at the age of 16 at the 1983 Under-20 World Cup on a team that also featured Paul Caligiuri and Hugo Perez, who now is a key coach in the youth national team program.


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  1. dustin johnson
    commented on: November 13, 2013 at 11:58 a.m.
    The excuses people have about US Soccer not being Latin enough coming to an end. Good to get that race stuff out of the way and focus on the field.

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