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Ex-U.S. star Tab Ramos to be next Houston Dynamo manager - sources

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Tab Ramos is set to be named the next coach of the Houston Dynamo, multiple sources have told ESPN FC.

Ramos, a decorated and celebrated former member of the United States national team, has been the head coach of the United States Under-20 national team since 2011.

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The U20s have made the quarterfinals of the World Cup three straight times under his direction. And Houston can expect Ramos to have a keen eye towards youth development for the MLS club.

The Dynamo have failed to make the postseason each of the past two seasons, although they did win the U.S. Open Cup in 2018 under former coach Wilmer Cabrera, who was let go by Houston after a string of poor results earlier this season.

Ramos, who one source says has already completed the deal, is a legend with the national team, a true creative midfielder and playmaker during an era when the United States was coming onto the scenes internationally. His goal against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying in 1997 helped propel the U.S. to the following year's World Cup.