Before a sellout crowd of over 5000 and the final game of the USL Championship season the Oakland Roots needed a win coupled with a LA Galaxy 2 draw or loss to qualify for the playoffs in their debut season at the second tier after their stint in NISA.
The result came true thanks to a 3rd minute goal by Chuy Enriquez the Roots held on to a 1-0 victory. However, the team and fans had to wait an extra 30 minutes until Orange County scored a late minute goal to defeat Los Dos 1-0 and assuring the Roots of a playoff berth.
The single elimination playoff will have the Roots open up at El Paso to play the Locomotive on Friday November 5 at 6:30pm.
Soccer Bay Area has their take on the game:
Our photo set is here, including the Instagram posts.