The Quakes kick off their 2023 campaign on the road at Atlanta–the team was on the verge of getting a win or a draw only to lose the game at the very last minute with a 2-1 loss. They open up their home slate against Vancouver this Saturday night.
Jon at the Oakland Roots blog has some interesting updates on the team, including roster updates and the current status of their home venue. It looks like the team will be playing at Laney College for this season and next before opening up at an interim venue for 2025 while trying to explore a permanent venue. The Oakland Soul women’s team will be playing the majority of their matches at Merritt College with select matches at Laney for their inaugural season.
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The Venezia (Venice) loanees of Karlsson and Johnsen were a spark for the Roots offense last season. Now that they have been recalled back to the Italian club there is a good chance that a player or more could be heading to the Roots for some conditioning and playing time. Once again Jon from the Roots blog has a very interesting take on this matter.