MNUFC2 announced today the club has signed defender Jason Ramos and forward Tommy Williamson to MLS NEXT Pro professional contracts, pending league and U.S. Soccer Federation approval.

“We’re very excited to get our first two signings in for MNUFC2 and to work through what this roster will look like for our first season in MLS NEXT Pro,” said MNUFC2 Head Coach Cameron Knowles. “This team will be about providing opportunities for our young first team players to get minutes, provide a professional environment for our academy players and compete. We're starting a new team, and that means that there's a lot of spots to fill — and Jason [Ramos] and Tommy [Williamson] are the just the beginning.”

Ramos joins MNUFC after two seasons with the Chattanooga Red Wolves of the USL League One where he played 42 games, including two playoff appearances, while scoring three goals. In 2021, the centerback was named to the USL League One All-League First Team and was a finalist for Defender of the Year. He ranked second among outfield players with 211 recoveries and third among the league’s defenders with a +5.67 Goals Added mark as he notched 15 key passes with a goal and an assist when joining the attack.

Williamson was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes with the 12th pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. The forward spent the 2021 season on loan to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship where he played 27 games, scoring six goals in his first professional season. The Cal-State Berkley graduate played three seasons with the Bears and was a standout in his junior year in 2019, scoring a career-high nine goals on the season while earning All PAC-12 and PAC-12 All-American Honorable Mention honors.

Transaction: MNUFC2 signs defender Jason Ramos and forward Tommy Williamson to MLS NEXT Pro professional contracts.

VITALS
Name: Jason Ramos
Position: Defender
Date of birth: 10.09.1998 (23 years old)
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 194 lbs
Birthplace: Montebello, California
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Chattanooga Red Wolves

Name: Thomas "Tommy" Williamson
Position: Forward
Date of birth: 05.05.1999 (22 years old)
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 175 lbs
Birthplace: Villa Park, California
Nationality: United States
Last Club: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (San Jose Earthquakes)