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Tab Ramos signs extension as U.S. U20 coach and youth technical director

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Tab Ramos has agreed to an extension with U.S. Soccer to remain coach of the United States under-20 team and youth technical director.

Ramos led the U20s to their first title at the CONCACAF Championship earlier this year, and they advanced to the quarterfinals at the World Cup in South Korea this summer.

"I am very excited to continue my work at U.S. Soccer as Youth Technical Director and U-20 Men's National Team head coach," Ramos said in a statement. "I am pleased with the historic results we have achieved on the field over the last few years as we continue pushing to set higher standards. We have provided great experiences to players who are now beginning to make room for themselves on the senior national team.

"My youth technical director role gives me the opportunity to continue the integration of all our youth national teams as well as helping with the implementation of our player development initiatives nationwide which will help our youth players develop at a much faster rate for years to come."

U.S. Soccer's youth program oversees all the teams from under-14 to Ramos' under-20s. The under-17 team will take part in their age group's World Cup next month -- in a group with hosts India, Colombia and Ghana.

Ramos is a former national team star who played at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.


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