Career years: 1988-2002
Clubs: New Jersey Eagles, Miami Sharks, Figueres, Real Betis, UANL Tigres, MetroStars
Accolades: 1990 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year, 1994 CONCACAF Player of the Year, National Soccer Hall of Fame member
The current coach of the United States U-20 team, Tab Ramos was one of the country's best players in the 1990s. The Uruguayan-born midfielder was a creative force for the USMNT, and has the distinction of being the first player to sign with the MLS. Abroad, he helped Real Betis earn promotion to La Liga, but never got to play in the Spanish top flight—a skull fracture sustained during the 1994 World Cup kept him sidelined for over a year, robbing Ramos of what likely would've been his best professional season in Europe.
He returned to the MLS in 1996 to help launch the MetroStars franchise, and was a three-time All-Star for them, even though a laundry list of long-term injuries never allowed him to reach his full potential and another move to Europe.