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Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Thomas Rongen out as USA U-20 coach

After nine years at the helm, Thomas Rongen is out as the U.S. under-20 national team coach, the U.S. Soccer Federation told the Insider this morning.

He will not guide the squad at a tournament in France this month and his contract will not be renewed when it expires Dec. 31, a USSF spokesman said. It’s unclear whether he will be assigned other responsibilities for the remainder of the year.

The United States failed to qualify for the U-20 World Cup this spring, ending a streak of seven consecutive appearances.

Tab Ramos, a former U.S. national team star who serves on the USSF ’s technical board and is a U-20 assistant, will oversee the squad heading for France.

Rongen, who coached four MLS clubs, is D.C. United’s color commentator for Comcast SportsNet broadcasts.

By  |  11:23 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Tags:  Under-20 national team, Thomas Rongen

 
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