FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (September 19, 2023) – The New England Revolution have added Tab Ramos, a National Soccer Hall of Famer with more than 15 years of coaching experience at the club and international levels, to the club’s technical staff as an assistant coach. Ramos will assist Interim Head Coach Clint Peay as the Revolution conclude the 2023 MLS regular season and prepare for the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.
“We are pleased to welcome Tab Ramos to our coaching staff in New England,” Revolution Technical Director and Interim Sporting Director Curt Onalfo said. “In addition to a Hall-of-Fame career as one of the best players of his generation, Tab’s wealth of experience as a coach, knowledge of our league, and proven track record of developing top talent will all be assets to our club as we get ready for the postseason.”
Ramos, a three-time FIFA Men’s World Cup veteran and one of the most decorated American soccer players of all time, brings nearly two decades of coaching experience across the international game, MLS, and the USL Championship. Throughout his career, Ramos has been recognized for nurturing young talent, particularly during his time with the U.S. Youth National Teams. Ramos began working with U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team in 2009 as an assistant, before taking over as head coach in 2011, a position he held for nine years. During that time, Ramos was also an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team from 2014-16, working under Jurgen Klinsmann at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
As head coach of the U.S. Under-20 side, Ramos led the team to the final of the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship, before winning the tournament in 2017 and 2018. He has also coached the U.S. U-20s in four FIFA U-20 World Cups (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019). Ramos then assumed the head coaching position with Houston Dynamo FC before the 2020 season, where he totaled a 10-21-26 record over two MLS campaigns. He most recently managed Hartford Athletic of the USL Championship from September 2022 through July 2023.
A 2005 inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame for his celebrated playing career, Ramos featured for the Stars and Stripes at three FIFA Men’s World Cups in 1990, 1994, and 1998. He also participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He netted eight goals over 81 senior caps with the USMNT. The Uruguay native, who immigrated with his family to New Jersey at 11, played in Spain for Figueres (1990-1992) and Real Betis (1992-1995), and in Mexico for Tigres UANL (1995-1996). He finished his playing career with seven seasons with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, now the New York Red Bulls, from 1996-2002.
Ramos began working with the Revolution in training on Tuesday as New England (13-6-9, 48 pts. – 3rd in Eastern Conference) prepares to face Chicago Fire FC (8-11-9, 33 pts. – 10th in Eastern Conference) this Saturday, Sept. 23. The 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Soldier Field is available to watch on FREE on Apple TV in English and Spanish. Listen the Revolution’s local radio call on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) or 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.