The restructuring happens to fall in the middle of the two-year cycle for most youth national teams but not for the 1999 birth-year boys Perez has been coaching.
“There were a number of issues to consider and none of them had to do with Hugo not being a good coach,” said Ramos, who is also U.S. U-20 men’s national team head coach and assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann. “Hugo is a great coach and he’s a very important Technical Advisor -- someone we are committed to at U.S. Soccer and someone we want with us."
“Hugo is a great evaluator of talent and one of the people I rely on the most advising us of the talent we have coming up, and he continues his job as being a full-time U.S. Soccer Technical Advisor.”
As Technical Advisor for the Northwest Division, Perez is charged with identifying young talent and evaluating Development Academy clubs.