The Roots come from behind to draw against San Diego 2-2 with the equalizer from Ottar Magnus Karlsson four minutes into stoppage time in the closing minutes of the match.
Our photo album is here–including the original posts and Instagram shots.
Both teams have both a quick turnaround time for another match Saturday April 16 with the Roots continuing their homestand against Loudoun United (Virginia) while the Loyal return home to host Louisville City. Both games kick off 7pm.
The Roots hosted the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Laney College in their second home game of the season and their second game of the week after earning a draw at New Mexico. The team almost had a second stoppage time goal only to be denied by the referee for an offside call. The result was a scoreless day and earning another point early in the USL Championship season.
Our photo set is here.
The Roots now hit the road in a US Open Cup single elimination match against USL League One club Greenville Triumph at South Carolina on Thursday April 7 before returning to league play hosting San Diego on Wednesday April 13 at 7pm. The Rowdies will return home to host fellow Florida team The Villages SC of USL League Two on Tuesday April 5 at 4:30pm in Open Cup play before resuming league play against Miami FC on Saturday April 9 4:30pm start.
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 Roots have a midweek match at Tacoma on Wednesday October 20 at 7pm, plus a weekend matchup at San Diego on Sunday October 24 at 3pm–they will need to win their remaining games and hope for help if they are to play in the USL postseason. Orange County has the same amount of games to play this week, hosting San Diego on Wednesday followed by another home match against Las Vegas on Saturday October 23–both 7pm starts.
In a long awaited Northern California rivalry matchup at Laney College, the first year Roots finally hosted a match against USL originals Republic. The original game from June 19 was postponed and eventually moved to Las Positas College on August 11 but the second match seemed like a debut game and it did not disappoint.
Quincy Amarikwa kicked off the scoring with his goal in the 10th minute but Dariusz Formella drew the game even 21 minutes later to level the teams at a goal each.
The Roots scored the game winner thanks to a goal from Emrah Klimenta in the 63rd minute. With Oakland’s victory they have a series tiebreaker with one win and three draws.
Doug and Rob at Soccer Bay Area has their take on the game here:
The Roots end up drawing at the last minute 2 to 2 thanks to a late Lights goal from CC Uche at the 89th minute. The Lights got off to an early lead with a Danny Trejo goal in the 5th minute. The Roots later drew even thanks to a 24th minute goal from Quincy Amarikwa. The second tally was added thanks to the Lights Tony Leone directing a own goal four minutes later giving the home town the lead. Unfortunately it was not meant to be with the last place Lights tying the game and stealing a point on the road.
Our photo album is here:
Doug from Soccer Bay Area has his take on the game:
Our photo set is coming soon. Right now, the set including the Instagram photos are here:
The Roots have another quick turnaround, this time against San Diego Loyal in their second meet this month. That match will take place at Livermore (Las Positas College) on Wednesday September 22 at 7pm. Los Dos will continue their road trip, this time at Sacramento on Sunday September 26 2pm kick off.
The Roots have a quick turnaround with a match against Tacoma Defiance, this time at Las Positas College in Livermore on Wednesday September 15 7pm start time before another weekend match at their regular spot at Laney College against LA Galaxy II on Saturday September 18 at 7pm. San Diego will return home and face the very same opponent afterwards on Sunday September 19 3pm kick off. The Roots and Loyal will play once more on Wednesday September 22 7pm at Las Positas.
After several false starts from the opening game being postponed due to unsafe field conditions, playing a closed door game and a few more away from home at Livermore, and a Covid outbreak among the team the Roots finally was able to play at their home field in Oakland. Despite the return match and official USL Championship home debut finally being played the team had to offer goodwill gestures such as dollar craft beer, soda, and hot dogs.
While the match was competitive and offered the over 3000 people in attendance an entertaining game it was not enough as Phoenix Rising handed the Oakland Roots a 1-0 defeat. Aodhan Quinn’s 64th minute goal accounted for the only scoring of the match.
Our shots from the match including the Instagram posts are here:
The writeup from Doug and Mike at Soccer Bay Area (formerly the Beautiful Blog) is here.
The Roots head on the road to take on the Tacoma Defiance Sunday August 8 1:30 pm kickoff, Phoenix resume their road trip this time in a derby match at Las Vegas Lights this Saturday August 7 7:30 pm start.
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.
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.