Bill Becher

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Bill Becher
Personal information
Full name William Becher
Date of birth (1965-02-15) February 15, 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Youth career
1984–1985 Lewis and Clark Community College
1986–1987 Sagamon State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Fort Wayne Flames (indoor) 32 (6)
1989–1990 Indiana Kick (indoor)
1990–1991 New York Kick (indoor)
1991 Colorado Foxes 15 (2)
1991–1999 Harrisburg Heat (indoor) 315 (227)
1993–1994 Arizona Sandsharks (indoor)
1999–2000 St. Louis Ambush (indoor) 36 (19)
Total 458 (280)
Teams managed
2004– Harrisburg City Islanders
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bill Becher (born in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a former American soccer player and the current head coach of the Harrisburg City Islanders in the United Soccer League.



Born in West Virginia, Becher grew up in St. Louis. He began his collegiate career at Lewis and Clark Community College. He then transferred to Sangamon State University. In 1986, Becher was a Third Team NAIA All American.[1] In 1987, he scored the winning goal as Sangamon won the NAIA national men's soccer championship and Becher was named the tournament MVP.[2]


In 1987, Becher turned professional with the Fort Wayne Flames of the American Indoor Soccer Association. He played two season with the Flames. When the Flames folded in 1989, Becher moved to the newly created Indiana Kick. In 1990, the Kick moved to New York to become the New York Kick. Becher began the 1990-1991 AISA season with the Kick, but left the team in January 1991 after the team cut salaries.[3] In 1991, Becher played for the Colorado Foxes in the American Professional Soccer League.[4] In 1993 and 1994, Becher played summer seasons with the Arizona Sandsharks of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. On October 22, 1999, the Heat traded Becher to the St. Louis Ambush for undisclosed considerations.[5] He spent one season with the Ambush, then retired from professional soccer. He also played for the Hershey Impact.[6]



Statistics as of conclusion to the 2016 season

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
United States Harrisburg City Islanders 2004 present 308 130 81 97 42.21
Total 308 130 81 97 42.21