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U-20 MNT Comes Out On Top in First Two Matches of 2016

MIAMI (Jan. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team took charge in their first two domestic friendly games of 2016 against SIMI Monteverde and Weston Select at Florida International University Stadium. The U.S. defeated both teams 3-0. During the first game, it didn’t take long for the U-20’s to lead. In the 10th minute, defender Aaron Herrera played a low cross to

U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Announces 36-Player Florida Camp Roster to Begin 2016

CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2016) – Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos named a 36-player roster for the first U-20 MNT camp of 2016 in Miami which will include the first four matches of the new year. On Jan. 8, the U-20s will take on local all-star team CASA at 2 p.m. CT, then will face Weston FC of the NPSL at 4 p.m. CT. Days later on Jan. 12, the U.S. will play matches with the o

Highlights: U-20 MNT Fights Back to Draw Mexico at Four Nations Cup

The U.S. U-20 MNT fought back for a draw against Mexico in the final match of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Bounces Back to Tie Scotland

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National drew Scotland at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Bounces Back to Tie Scotland

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National drew Scotland at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Beaten 8-1 by Germany at Four Nations Tournament

The U.S. U-20 MNT fell to Germany in Stuttgart to open the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Beaten 8-1 by Germany at Four Nations Tournament

The U.S. U-20 MNT fell to Germany in Stuttgart to open the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Twenty-One U-20 Players Called for Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2015) – Twenty-one players have been called to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany. The team will compete against three other nations: Germany on Oct. 6, Scotland on Oct. 9 and Mexico on Oct. 12. The U-20s were last on the pitch in August, when they travelled to Serbia to compete in the Stevan Vilotic-Cele T

Twenty-One U-20 Players Called for Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2015) – Twenty-one players have been called to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany. The team will compete against three other nations: Germany on Oct. 6, Scotland on Oct. 9 and Mexico on Oct. 12. The U-20s were last on the pitch in August, when they travelled to Serbia to compete in the Stevan Vilotic-Cele T

U-20 MNT Begins New Cycle at Stevan Vilotic Tournament in Serbia

CHICAGO (Aug. 28, 2015) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 23-player roster that will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia. Tab Ramos Q&A: “I’m excited to be starting a new cycle that will hopefully end in the World Cup in South Korea in 2017.” The group will begin training on Aug.

Tab Ramos Q&A: “I’m excited to be starting a new cycle that will hopefully end in the World Cup in South Korea in 2017.”

ussoccer.com: With this being the first camp of a new cycle, how did you go about selecting this roster? Tab Ramos: “With all of our youth national teams we’re pretty much integrated, so we’re familiar with the players that we all get coming up, so in this case I’m familiar with this particular group. I think in this camp I’m giving an opportunity to the full depth ch

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The ball was still bouncing inside the goal when Cameron Carter-Vickers and Maki Tall made eye contact and ran towards each other. With smiles across their faces, they slapped backhands and jumped, arms raised as they mimicked fade-away jump shots. It was a somewhat spontaneous celebration after Carter-Vickers had assisted Tall on the game-tying goal against Myanmar in the first match of the 2015

Say Hello to the New Guys

Of the 21 players on the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team that is in New Zealand for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, 17 have been on a U.S. U-17 or U-20 team at one point or another entering 2015.  Maki Tall, Desevio Payne, Gedion Zelalem and Thomas Olsen had not.  The four players were called to their first U.S. Youth Team over the past two months and here they are representing the

FIFA U-20 World Cup a Chance for Redemption

For several members of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team, the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup represents another chance. Many have been part of the U.S. Soccer national team programs for various cycles, but only three have ever been part of a youth World Cup, and only two have played in one. Nine others came close and are now getting their opportunity on the world stage. Jeff Caldwell, Joel Son

Tab Ramos: “Para Nosotros, la Meta en este Momento es Ganar el Primer Partido”

ussoccer.com: Comentarios generales acerca de la nómina elegida:  Tab Ramos: "Bueno, creo que es un grupo bastante fuerte que creo tiene buenas posibilidades de hacer un buen papel, y una nómina que al final fue muy, muy difícil de elegir.” ussoccer.com: ¿Cuáles fueron las dificultades de elegir a este grupo?: TB: “Hay algunas posiciones en las c

Experience to Play Pivotal Role for U.S. U-20 MNT at World Cup

They say experience is the teacher of all things, and that could prove to be a key factor for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team as it approaches the final weeks of preparation leading up to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.  U.S. head coach Tab Ramos is at the forefront of that experience. Not only did he play in both a U-20 and senior team World Cup – three in fact – but Ra

Quote Sheet: Tab Ramos, 'The Goal at this Point is to Win Our First Game'

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos spoke with ussoccer.com to discuss his thought process for selecting the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Roster and what the team’s next steps are as it makes its way to New Zealand.  Initial comments on the roster: Tab Ramos: "I’m very excited about this particular group. It was very difficult making the final decision because

Gallery: U-20 MNT Final Training Camp before World Cup

Photos from the first two days of training for the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team in Linz, Austria, where the squad will play a pair of friendly matches against Qatar and Croatia during its final training camp ahead of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, which kicks of on May 30. The USA faces Myanmar (May 30), New Zealnd (June 2) and Ukraine (June 5) in Group A play at this summer's t

U-20 MNT World Cup Journey Picking Up Speed as First Training Camp Concludes

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team ended its weeklong camp in England on Monday, March 30, as players returned to their clubs in nine different countries. For U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos, the first training camp since qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in January had a number of benefits. "I think it was a very positive camp for us," Ramos said. "We had an opportunity to train at gre

Q&A: Tab Ramos Outlines Road to 2015 U-20 World Cup

ussoccer.com sat down with U.S. Under-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos to discuss the upcoming trip to England and the team’s overall preparation for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand this summer. On the team’s preparation and schedule leading into the U-20 World Cup: "Right now we have our entire plan set leading up to the World Cup. We’ve got this trip to England first fro

U-20 MNT Comes Out On Top in First Two Matches of 2016

MIAMI (Jan. 9, 2016) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team took charge in their first two domestic friendly games of 2016 against SIMI Monteverde and Weston Select at Florida International University Stadium. The U.S. defeated both teams 3-0. During the first game, it didn’t take long for the U-20’s to lead. In the 10th minute, defender Aaron Herrera played a low cross to

U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Announces 36-Player Florida Camp Roster to Begin 2016

CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2016) – Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos named a 36-player roster for the first U-20 MNT camp of 2016 in Miami which will include the first four matches of the new year. On Jan. 8, the U-20s will take on local all-star team CASA at 2 p.m. CT, then will face Weston FC of the NPSL at 4 p.m. CT. Days later on Jan. 12, the U.S. will play matches with the o

Twenty-One U-20 Players Called for Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2015) – Twenty-one players have been called to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany. The team will compete against three other nations: Germany on Oct. 6, Scotland on Oct. 9 and Mexico on Oct. 12. The U-20s were last on the pitch in August, when they travelled to Serbia to compete in the Stevan Vilotic-Cele T

Twenty-One U-20 Players Called for Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany

CHICAGO (Oct. 6, 2015) – Twenty-one players have been called to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Four Nation’s Tournament in Germany. The team will compete against three other nations: Germany on Oct. 6, Scotland on Oct. 9 and Mexico on Oct. 12. The U-20s were last on the pitch in August, when they travelled to Serbia to compete in the Stevan Vilotic-Cele T

U-20 MNT Begins New Cycle at Stevan Vilotic Tournament in Serbia

CHICAGO (Aug. 28, 2015) – U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 23-player roster that will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia. Tab Ramos Q&A: “I’m excited to be starting a new cycle that will hopefully end in the World Cup in South Korea in 2017.” The group will begin training on Aug.

Quote Sheet: Ramos, Rubin, Arriola, Steffen and Hyndman On U-20 World Cup Run

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Quote Sheet USA 0, SRB 0; Serbia wins 6-5 on penalty kicks June 14, 2015 U-20 MNT head coach TAB RAMOS On the match: “It was a very good game. Serbia is one of those teams that is very disciplined, in particular defensively but also when they attack. I thought we countered them very well; I thought we were very well prepared for them. Unfortunately it was a game that

Valiant U-20 MNT Effort Comes Up Short in PK Loss to Serbia

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (June 14, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team saw its run in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup come to an end at North Harbour Stadium after falling in penalty kicks to Serbia. The game went scoreless through regulation and extra time, but Serbia ultimately prevailed with a 6-5 shootout victory to advance to the semifinals. Stout defensive performances from b

U-20 MNT Faces Quarterfinal Showdown against Serbia

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will meet Serbia in the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, June 14, at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The match will be broadcast live in the U.S. on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go, Telemundo and NBC Universo with kickoff set for 12:30 a.m. ET (9:30 p.m. PT on June 13). Fans can also follow the match live on twitter at @u

Quote Sheet: Ramos, Miazga, Rubin, Arriola and Steffen Celebrate Round of 16 Win

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup Quote Sheet USA 1, COL 0 June 10, 2015 U-20 MNT head coach TAB RAMOS On the win and advancing to the Quarterfinals: “Very excited about the win. It’s really difficult to win games at this stage in the World Cup. I’m very happy for the players because they deserve it, They’ve put in a great effort so far. But we felt like today was the start of the t

USA Off to U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals After 1-0 Defeat of Colombia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (June 10, 2015) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team took down Colombia 1-0, in the Round of 16 to advance to the Quarterfinal Round at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time since 2007. After a scoreless first half, Colombia applied heavy pressure to begin the final 45 minutes. Midway through the period however, the U.S. found its footing and was re

Highlights: U-20 MNT Fights Back to Draw Mexico at Four Nations Cup

The U.S. U-20 MNT fought back for a draw against Mexico in the final match of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Bounces Back to Tie Scotland

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National drew Scotland at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Bounces Back to Tie Scotland

The U.S. Under-20 Men's National drew Scotland at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Beaten 8-1 by Germany at Four Nations Tournament

The U.S. U-20 MNT fell to Germany in Stuttgart to open the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

Highlights: U-20 MNT Beaten 8-1 by Germany at Four Nations Tournament

The U.S. U-20 MNT fell to Germany in Stuttgart to open the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup.

U-20 MNT Ready for Quarterfinal with Serbia

U.S. U-20 Men's National Team head coach Tab Ramos and players preview the match against Serbia in the quarterfinals of the 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup.

U-20 MNT Ready for Knockout Clash Against Colombia

Head Coach Tab Ramos, forward Rubio Rubin, and midfielder Emerson Hyndman discuss the U-20 MNT's matchup with Colombia in the round of 16 at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup.

U-20 MNT Squares Off with Ukraine in Bid for Top Spot in Group A

Sitting on six points after two matches, the U-20 MNT knows a result in its final match will secure first place in the group at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

U-20 MNT Sets Sights on Host New Zealand

After defeating Myanmar in its opening match, the U-20 MNT is ready to face the host Junior All Whites in Auckland the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

U-20 MNT Focused on Earning Positive Result in World Cup Opener

Tab Ramos and the U-20 Men's National Team begin their 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup campaign against Myanmar and are looking to take maximum points from the match, which will be broadcast in the United States on FOX Sports 1 at 12 a.m. ET Friday night.
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