The Houston Dynamo confirmed on Friday that National Soccer Hall of Famer Tab Ramos
is its new head coach.
Ramos, 53, joins the Dynamo after serving as the head coach of the
U.S. under-20 national team since 2011 and as Youth Technical Director since 2013.
He led the U-20s to the last four U-20 World Cups and three consecutive quarterfinal appearances. He was
also assistant coach to Jurgen Klinsmann
at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“I’m excited to join the Houston Dynamo organization and I’m looking forward to the
challenge of leading this group of players,” Ramos said in a statement. “This is a club that has winning in its DNA, a club with a clear vision for the future centered around development
and a team-first mentality, and Houston is a city that has tremendous untapped potential as a soccer market, both on and off the field. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I can’t wait to get
Ramos earned 81 caps and represented the USA at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups, 1995 Copa America and 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Ramos becomes the fourth
full-time head coach in Dynamo history, following Dominic Kinnear
(2006-14), Owen Coyle
(2015-16) and Wilmer Cabrera
(2017-19). He will start work on Tuesday.