HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on January 5, 2017.
Ramirez is one of the most prolific strikers in North American soccer, having won the Golden Ball in the NASL in 2014. He was also named to the NASL Best XI in 2014 and 2015. He should be the main option up top for Adrian Heath's team in 2017.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ramirez began his professional career in USL with the Charlotte Eagles in 2013. He scored 12 goals that season, en route to a USL Championship matchup against Orlando City. Ramirez was forced into an immediate starting role before the start of the 2014 season with the Loons, as he scored 20 goals that year and earned him his first of two Golden Boot awards with the Loons. Ramirez proved to be one of the most valuable players on the Loons’ roster during his career. He made 92 consecutive appearances across all competitions for Minnesota, missing just one game due to injury in the 2016 season.