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.

Quakes Preseason/Roots Opener

The Quakes have announced their pre-season training schedule.  Once again they will travel to Cancun, Mexico to prepare for the 2020 league slate.   Their matches will be against one MLS team on February 3 and a local side on February 10 before returning home to play 2 closed door games against Reno on February 18 and Sacramento on February 21.

There has been no announcement on an Earthquakes (former Avaya) Stadium friendly as in years past, but most likely it could be scheduled for February 15.  If there is announcement it will be posted here.

More details on the Quakes preseason schedule from their website.

The Oakland Roots Spring games have been announced.  They open up at home on February 29 5pm against Chattanooga, and will be on the road against Detroit on March 21 time TBA.  The rest of the schedule will be given at a later date.

Oakland Leopards v Oakland Stompers (US Open Cup)

The Oakland Stompers and Oakland Leopards kicked off the 2019 qualifying rounds of the US Open Cup at Burrell Field in San Leandro before a crowd of approximately 300 people in attendance. Arnulfo “PJ” Garcia Jr. scored the lone goal in the 80th minute off a volley to give the Stompers a 1-0 win over the Leopards.

The set (including the Instagram posts):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theprojectfc/albums/72157671552143147

The Leopards, as the reserve team for the Oakland Roots, plan to play in the Bay Area Adult Soccer League (BAASL) soon as part of evaluating players.  The Roots is scheduled to announce their debut roster and league in the future.

The Stompers, which is the reserve outfit for the East Bay NPSL club, advance to the next round of the US Open Cup qualifiers against an team to be determined with that game to be played in the third weekend of October.  They have their UPSL league home opener next Saturday September 29 at Raimondi Park in Oakland against Real San Jose.  Kickoff at 7pm.

thecup.us Round One review along with photo from the host.

2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 1 game-by-game review

Update: next round of the US Open Cup to be played in October.

Update 9/27: Oakland Stompers will host Real San Jose on October 20 in the second round of US Open Cup qualifying.  Venue to be announced.  thecup.us blurb added to article.

Oakland Roots

I’ve seen Simon Rawnsley play for Aguiluchos and he has been their top player the past few years.  Looks like he will be playing for the Oakland Roots SC.

Oakland Roots adds two time NPSL Golden Boot winner Simon Rawnsley (oaklandrootssc.com)

The Roots have also added two key players to their roster in Foster City local Matt Fondy and former Deltas player Bryan Burke.

Oakland Roots add former USL MVP Matt Fondy and USL Defender of the Year and NASL Champion Bryan Burke to US Open Cup Roster (oaklandrootssc.com)

Oakland Roots will be participating in the qualifying stages of the 2019 US Open Cup with the dates to be announced.

Update 8/29: Oakland Roots reserves will be taking on the Oakland Stompers in the US Open Cup qualifying Saturday September 22 7pm at Castlemont High School in Oakland.