OK, pure speculation but I think it’s worth considering. Bill Becher Saint Louis FC Head Coach. I’ve got all of the reasons why its a great fit.
Now they are prepared to introduce a new Head Coach today at Westport Social.
Saint Louis FC will introduce their new head coach on Monday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. CT at Westport Social located at 910 Westport Plaza Drive. The announcement will be open to the public.
I think it could be Bill Becher, recently inducted into the Saint Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. Why? His long time team, the Harrisburg City Islanders was sold to Rush Soccer and while no coaching change has been announced, given their stated goal of completing their development pyramid, they likely have a coach in the system prepared to take the reins.
It's almost guaranteed that it will be Anthony Pulis from Orlando City B.
— St.Louligans ☠️ (@StLouligans) November 20, 2017
Report: Orlando City’s Pulis to be new St. Louis FC coach https://t.co/5wKPfW8cYj
— Dave Lange (@soccermadeinstl) November 20, 2017
Bill’s son Jackson is graduating High School, just helped lead his High School team to their second straight state title, and is headed to a college career at Maryland – Baltimore County and will play in the All-American game next month. I think that means he’s got an empty nest. He has family here and elderly parents. If you make a move back to St. Louis, that’s a great reason and now’s a great time.
Finally, Becher knows how to deliver a consistently strong team for an independent owner on a budget. How’s this for a money quote from my story on Bill before he brought the Islanders to St. Louis for their first match at STLFC
Under his leadership, the City Islanders are one of only four USL PRO clubs to have reached the postseason every year, and the only side outside of Orlando City to reach multiple championship games.
That sounds perfect for the ownership group at Saint Louis FC in my opinion. Now if we can just get them to make a commitment to recruiting local players, I might actually come out as a fan.
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