Tab Ramos was named the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach in October of 2011. The former U.S. National Team midfielder and 2005 National Soccer Hall of Famer has been a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation Technical Board since 2006, and after receiving his “A” coaching license in 2007, became the U.S. U-20 MNT assistant coach two years later. Ramos served as interim head coach in late 2011. Ramos led the U.S. U-20s to a second-place finish at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and a berth to the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full Bio >>
|Brian Bliss - Assistant Coach
Bliss, who resides in Columbus, Ohio, joined U.S. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos’ staff in January of 2012. He was named the Columbus Crew’s first-ever technical director in 2008. Bliss’s coaching career began in 1999 as head coach of the A-League’s Connecticut Wolves. He then served as an assistant coach for the Kansas City Wizards from 2000-06, serving as an interim head coach from July to December of 2006. During his tenure at Kansas City, the Wizards were Supporters’ Shield winners in 2000 and U.S. Open Cup champions in 2004. Bliss is a former defender who earned 33 caps and scored two goals with the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1984-1995 and was a member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup team. He also represented the U.S. at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.
|Thomas Dooley - Assistant Coach
Dooley managed 1. FC Saarbrücken in Germany in 2002 and 2003. He served as an interim assistant for Jurgen Klinsmann on the first team in 2011 and has been brought in on several occasions by Tab Ramos to assist the U-20 MNT group in preparation for World Cup qualifying. The former U.S. Men’s National Team defender, who holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Germany (mother is from Germany; father was a member of the U.S. Army), was the 1993 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year and captained the USA during the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. He also was a member of the 1994 World Cup squad. In his eight years with the U.S. MNT, Dooley appeared in 81 games and scored seven goals. Dooley was inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.
|Russell Payne - Goalkeeper Coach
Payne is coming off his third season as the head coach of Army’s men’s soccer program, and his impact was felt on the defensive end at the very beginning. After becoming the team’s 11th head coach in 2010, his side posted a much improved 1.22 goals against average compared to the team’s 2.20 GGA in 2009. Before West Point, Payne was an assistant coach for five years at his alma mater Maryland, where he played a role in the team’s 2005 and 2008 national championships. Payne serves as a scout for the U.S. U-17 through U-23 National Team programs and has coaching ties to the Development Academy as head coach of Potomac’s U-17/18 team, D.C. United Academy’s goalkeeping coach and most recently Potomac’s director of goalkeeping.