Penn FC (formerly Harrisburg City Islanders) has hired Tampa Bay Rowdies assistant coach Raoul Voss
as its head coach for the 2018 USL season. Offseason USL coaching moves:
*Indy Eleven: Out:
Tim Hankinson. In:
OKC Energy FC: Out:
Jimmy Nielsen. In:
Julian de Guzman. In:
Bill Becher. In:
Dave Brandt. In:
Rio Grande Valley FC: Out:
Junior Gonzalez. In
: Gerson Echeverry.
Sac Republic FC: Out:
Paul Buckle. In
: Simon Elliott. Saint
Louis FC: Out:
Swope Park Rangers: Out:
Nikola Popovic. In:
*Played in NASL in 2017.
Voss replaces Bill Becher
, who served as City Islanders head coach for 14 years, making him the longest-serving head coach in
American pro soccer. Becher is now a technical adviser.
The German-born Voss recently served as an assistant coach for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies. He worked on the
technical staff for both Hoffenheim and Concordia Hamburg in Germany after returning from the United States, where he played coached at FIU.
"Becoming the first Penn FC head coach is a
tremendous honor for me. I am really looking forward to this opportunity," said Voss. "The goal for this upcoming season is to connect all these different pieces and facets of the club,
unite them, and ultimately be a part of creating the identity of Penn FC."