Tab Ramos: 'Houston is a city that has tremendous untapped potential'

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 started.”

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.

5 comments about "Tab Ramos: 'Houston is a city that has tremendous untapped potential'".
  1. Nick Gabris, October 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

    Happy for T. Ramos! Should have been the USMNT :(

  2. Rookie NY replied, October 26, 2019 at 3:23 p.m.

    Absolutely, hope he comes back to coach the USMNT before we host the World Cup. 

  3. Jim Ngo, October 27, 2019 at 5:15 p.m.

    I didn't think Berhalter was the best choice but I don't think Ramos is either.

  4. Kent James, October 28, 2019 at 10:56 a.m.

    One of the reasons cited for Ramos not getting the USMNT job was his lack of experience as the head coach of a professional team.  So this is checking that box.  I hope he does well.

  5. Santiago 1314, October 28, 2019 at 5:02 p.m.

    Excellent Move for everyone... Tab needs to Prove himself in a Day-To-Day Coaching situation. Hope he does well. Bien Venidos a Houston.!!!

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