After several false starts from the opening game being postponed due to unsafe field conditions, playing a closed door game and a few more away from home at Livermore, and a Covid outbreak among the team the Roots finally was able to play at their home field in Oakland. Despite the return match and official USL Championship home debut finally being played the team had to offer goodwill gestures such as dollar craft beer, soda, and hot dogs.
While the match was competitive and offered the over 3000 people in attendance an entertaining game it was not enough as Phoenix Rising handed the Oakland Roots a 1-0 defeat. Aodhan Quinn’s 64th minute goal accounted for the only scoring of the match.
Our shots from the match including the Instagram posts are here:
The writeup from Doug and Mike at Soccer Bay Area (formerly the Beautiful Blog) is here.
The Roots head on the road to take on the Tacoma Defiance Sunday August 8 1:30 pm kickoff, Phoenix resume their road trip this time in a derby match at Las Vegas Lights this Saturday August 7 7:30 pm start.