Houston Dynamo FC parts ways with head coach Tab Ramos
HOUSTON – Houston Dynamo FC has parted ways with head coach Tab Ramos, the Club announced on Thursday.
Ramos’ contract expires at the end of the 2021 season and will not be extended. Additionally, the Club will not extend the contracts of assistant coaches Omid Namazi and Martin Vazquez.
Ramos was announced as the fourth full-time head coach in Dynamo history on Oct. 25, 2019. After his first season was interrupted after just two games by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramos led the team through the return-to-play process and the MLS Is Back Tournament before resuming regular-season play. During his two-year tenure, the team posted a 10-26-21 mark, including a 9-8-10 record at home.
“I want to thank Tab for everything he has done for this club over the last two years, on and off the pitch,” said General Manager Pat Onstad. “In the short time that I have been here, it was apparent that he has made a tremendous positive impact on the culture of our team and has helped make Houston a more appealing destination for players within MLS and abroad. There is a strong foundation here and we are grateful to Tab for that.”
Bringing with him a history of working with young players, Ramos was instrumental in aligning the playing philosophy of the Houston Dynamo Academy with the Dynamo first team and opened the door for more than a dozen Academy players to train with the first team on a regular basis. Under his watch, six players made their MLS debuts. Dynamo Academy alumni Nico Lemoine, Marcelo Palomino made their Major League Soccer debuts in 2020, while Juan Castilla did so in 2021. MLS SuperDraft pick Sam Junqua earned his debut in 2020 while fellow draft pick Michael Nelson, former U.S. Under-20 National Team member Ian Hoffmann and USL veteran Kyle Morton each debuted this year.
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Gregg Berhalter has called up 25 players.
Ontstad joins Houston from Columbus Crew SC.
Oregel helped Chicago win the MLS NEXT U-19 title.
He is the 21st Homegrown signing in Club history.
He joins FC Cincinnati from the Philadelphia Union.
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