Former U.S. men's national team standout Tab Ramos has resurfaced in New England - as an assistant coach of the New England Revolution.

Tab Ramos most recently directed Hartford Athletic. (Andy Mead/YCJ)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Former U.S. men’s national team standout Tab Ramos has resurfaced in New England – as an assistant coach of the New England Revolution.

Fired from his heading coach position of Hartford Athletic earlier this year, Ramos will assist interim head coach Clint Peay as the Revs conclude the MLS regular season and prepare for the MLS Cup Playoffs. Peay replaced interim head coach Richie Williams, who had succeeded Bruce Arena. Arena this month resigned amid a league investigation on his behavior within the club.

“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 a statement. “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.”

A three-time World Cup veteran and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, brings nearly two decades of coaching experience across the international game, MLS, and the USL Championship. 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 USMNT from 2014-16, working under Jurgen Klinsmann at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

As head coach of the Under-20 side, Ramos directed the team to the final of the 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championship, before winning the tournament in 2017 and 2018. He also has coached the U.S. U-20s in four 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 registered a 10-21-26 record over two MLS campaigns. He most recently managed Hartford Athletic of the USL Championship from September 2022 through July.

A 2005 inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Ramos featured for the USA at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. 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) Saturday.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.