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Tab Ramos
Height: 5-7 (1.70 m).
Weight: 140 (64 kg).
Born: Kearny, New Jersey.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas.
College: North Carolina State University.
Club: New York/New Jersey MetroStars (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Guatemala     Jul 16   1-1    1   0    13   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Barbados      Aug 16   7-0    1   0    38   1   0   2   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Barbados      Nov 14   4-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         3   1   141   1   0   2   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1988 1-1-0 2 0 0 0
1989 6-1-2 9 2 3 7
1990 5-11-1 17 1 1 3
1992 2-3-1 6 0 2 2
1993 5-3-1 9 0 3 3
1994 2-2-3 7 0 1 1
1995 4-3-1 8 1 2 4
1996 9-2-1 12 1 1 3
1997 1-1-1 3 1 0 2
1998 1-2-2 5 1 0 2
2000 2-0-1 3/1 1 0 2
Total 38-29-14 81 8 14 30
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1990 Italy '90 3 0 0 0
1994 USA '94 4 0 1 1
1998 France '98 2 0 0 0
Total 9 0 1 1
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1988 New Jersey (ASL) 8 2 5 9
1989 Miami (ASL) 3 0 0 0
1990-91 Figueras (Spain 2nd) 38 5 - -
1991-92 Figueras (Spain 2nd) 34 4 - -
1992-93 Real Betis (Spain 2nd) - - - -
1993-94 Real Betis (Spain 2nd) 18 0 - -
1994-95 Real Betis (Spain 2nd) 0 0 - -
1994-95 Nuevo Leon (Mexico 1st) - - - -
1995-96 Nuevo Leon (Mexico 1st) - - - -
1996 MetroStars (MLS) 25/25 3 10 16
1997 MetroStars (MLS) 13/13 2 4 8
1998 MetroStars (MLS) 17/16 1 5 7
1999 MetroStars (MLS) 5/4 0 3 3
2000 MetroStars (MLS) 20/18 2 6 10
Total (MLS) 80/76 8 28 44
College
Year Club GP G A Pts
1984 N.C. State - 1 0 2
1985 N.C. State - 6 17 29
1986 N.C. State - 10 10 30
1987 N.C. State - 13 11 37
Total - 31 42 104

U.S. National Team: A veteran of the 1990, '94 and '98 World Cups ... 1998: Tied for the USA's all-time lead in assists with 14 ... One of the USA's most technical players all-time ... 1997: Scored a spectacular, game-winning goal in the 78th minute against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying on Sept. 7, 1997, his first qualifier since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament eight months prior ... Suffered another torn ACL, same knee (right), six weeks after the Costa Rica goal, forcing him to sit out the last three qualifiers and undergo another reconstructive surgery ... 1996: Played 12 games for the U.S. in 1996 before injuring the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against Trinidad & Tobago in a World Cup qualifying match on Nov. 24 ... 1995: Experienced his most productive day for the USA in a 4-3 comeback win over Saudi Arabia in October 1995, where he scored one goal and set up two others ... 1994: Played in all four 1994 World Cup games, his pin-point through-ball to Ernie Stewart was the game-winning assist against Colombia in the '94 World Cup ... Suffered a fractured skull on July 4,1994 when Brazil's Leonardo elbowed him late in the first half ... 1990: Started all three games for the USA in the first round of the 1990 World Cup in Italy ... 1993: Had both assists in historic 2-0 victory over England June 9 at the U.S. Cup '93 ... 1988: A very creative player in midfield, he played for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team and was a member of the bronze medal-winning U.S. Team which surprised European observers in 1989 during the 1st FIFA World Indoor Championship in the Netherlands ... 1983: Played for the USA in the 1983 World Youth Championship in Mexico ... Member of the 1983 Pan Am Games Team which played in Venezuela ... First Appearance: Jan. 10, 1988, vs. Guatemala ... First Goal: April 30, 1989, vs. Costa Rica.

Professional: Was the first player to sign with Major League Soccer on Jan. 3, 1995 ... 1998: Tallied an assist in his first game back afer surgery ... 1997: Played in just 13 games for the Metros due to knee injury ... 1996: Tallied three goals and 10 assists in his first season in New York, placing him sixth in the league in assists ... 1994: Loaned to Tigres of Nuevo Leon of the Mexican first division for the remainder of the 1994-95 season ... One of America's first players to make a successful soccer career in Europe, he spent the 1992-93 season with Real Betis of the Spanish second division and emerged as a top player in Spain ... 1993: Had successful knee surgery in early 1993, missing much of the '93 season in Spain ... 1992: Moved from Figueres to Betis in 92, a more respected second division squad ... 1991: Voted one of the "Top 100 Players in the World" by World Soccer magazine in 1991 ... 1990: Joined the American migration to Europe in fall 1990 when he joined Figueres ... 1989: Played two years in the American Soccer League (1988-89), where he was an ASL all-star.

College: A star during his collegiate days at North Carolina State University, he was named first team All-American and finished his senior year as the Atlantic Coast Conference's top scorer ... High School: Named 1983 High School Player of the Year out of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Personal: Married to Amy with a son, Alex Christopher, and daughter Kristin Michelle ... Father, Julian, played professionally in Uruguay.

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