Former American national team midfielder Tab Ramos is replacing Claudio Reyna as youth technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation .

Ramos will remain as coach of the U.S. under-20 team, a position he has held for two years.

Reyna held the youth job for three years before leaving in May to become director of football for NYCFC , which starts play Major League Soccer in 2015.

Ramos' appointment was announced Tuesday.