Oakland Roots v Chattanooga FC

The Oakland Roots mounted a comeback with a late second half goal to draw even with Chattanooga FC 1-1.  Ian McGrath opened up the scoring with his goal in the 33rd minute – his score was the first goal in the professional era of the club after 10 years in the NPSL.  Jack McInerny of the Roots scored the game-tying goal in the closing minutes of the game to wrestle away a possible win from the visitors.  The match was the start of the Spring season for both clubs.  The other highlight from the match was Roots defender (and former SF City favorite) Robert Hines II getting the ejection before the end of the first half.

The attendance of 5,603 people has made the Roots a hit in the East Bay, which is comparable to the likes of Detroit City FC and their opponents Chattanooga.

Photo Set (enjoying the match in the stands)

Both teams will play next against the Michigan Stars, with the Roots playing against them on Saturday March 7 at 5:10pm while Chattanooga FC hosting the same team in their home opener on March 14 at noon.

JASA Redwood City v Oakland Roots

In a warmup for the upcoming 2020 season, JASA Redwood City of the UPSL hosted NISA upstarts Oakland Roots at Red Morton Park.  While the match was only a friendly and consisted mostly of reserves the home team scored a second half goal and that was the only highlight with the match, with the small outfit defeating the hyped club 1-0.

Photo set:

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JASA Redwood City will host the Roots reserve unit in the NPSL Project 51O on Friday February 28 at 7:30pm.  The Roots will kick off their 2020 campaign against Chattanooga FC at Laney College in Oakland, start time is 5:10pm.