April 21, 2005
CHICAGO (April 21, 2005) - Former U.S. internationals Marcelo Balboa, John Harkes and Tab Ramos were elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Ramos's career with the National Team began in 1988 and lasted until 2000. He appeared in 81 games for the U.S. Men's National Team and scored eight international goals. Often referred to as one of the most talented players ever to wear the National Team jersey, Ramos appeared in three World Cups, in 1990, '94 and '98. He also was one of the few Americans to excel in Europe, playing for Figueres and Betis in Spain. He later played for Tigres of Nuevo Leon in Mexico and then became the first player ever to sign a contract with Major League Soccer, where he played for seven years.