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:
Oakland Roots clinch stunning playoff berth in first USL season
And the Oakland Roots blog with their takes game notes and ratings. Also the post game presser from the match.
Our photo set is here, including the Instagram posts.