Time to strike another name from the FC Dallas coaching search list.
Over the weekend, an ESPNFC.com source says that Tab Ramos is set to sign a new deal with the US Soccer Federation, keeping the young coach with the U-20s and likely as the USSF's youth technical director.
Ramos was widely praised for introducing a more technical style into the side, and he'll now get a chance to continue that approach. A source told ESPNFC.com that Ramos' contract is for four years.
In terms of his new role, Ramos replaces Claudio Reyna, who left the USSF in May to take up the position of director of football with MLS expansion side New York City FC. Like his predecessor, Ramos will help implement strategies for the development of both coaches and players at youth level in the United States. Ramos will also continue to aid U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
The ESPNFC article did mention FC Dallas as a MLS club that was interested in Ramos. I've been told that they did try and approach Ramos about the position but the former US national team midfielder was intent on staying with the U-20 national side for the time being.
Last week, the door was shut on Oscar Pareja returning to Frisco. The list for FC Dallas seems to continue to shrink with the self-imposed end of November deadline quickly approaching.