HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from LAFC on August 7, 2018.
Ramirez, who has several accolades from his time in NASL including the 2014 and 2016 Golden Boot award, is a physically strong forward with a good sense of spatial awareness. He proved he can finish in MLS as well, tallying 27 goals in two and a half years with Minnesota and LAFC. He'll now look to carve out playing time spelling Mauro Manotas on the Houston Dynamo forward line.
INTERNATIONAL: Ramirez earned his first international call-up with the U.S. Men’s National Team, after being selected to the USMNT’s annual camp in California on January 8, 2018.
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.