Transaction: Oakland Roots transferring Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2

The blog has learned from a source with knowledge of the situation that the Oakland Roots are transferring Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2 of MLS Next Pro. Assuming all goes as planned with his physical, it will end Mbumba’s time in Oakland. Roots, meanwhile, were unable to provide a comment. This marks the second … More Transaction: Oakland Roots transferring Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots draw Phoenix, enter 2 week break

It was a 0-0 draw for Oakland Roots on Wednesday against Phoenix Rising despite controlling the action for a large part of the game. Roots productively held 60 percent of possession time and reeled off 17 shots with seven on target, but they couldn’t find the finishing touch. Assistant coach Marcos Reina, filling in for … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots draw Phoenix, enter 2 week break

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall to Las Vegas Lights while down a man

Well, that sucked. Oakland Roots fell to Las Vegas Lights 2-0 on Saturday at Laney College, keeping Roots in ninth place with 28 points and pushing Lights up to seventh with 31. It marked the second time in four matches that Oakland went down to 10 men in the first half, this time with Paul … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall to Las Vegas Lights while down a man

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots beat El Paco Locomotive 4-nil with all first-half goals

Oakland Roots put together its best performance of the season on Saturday at Laney College, demolishing the visiting El Paso Locomotive 4-nil with all four goals in the first half. They defeat the fifth-place team in the Western Conference in El Paso, which allowed four goals in previous eight games combined walking into the game, … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots beat El Paco Locomotive 4-nil with all first-half goals

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots tie Sacramento Republic after conceding late goal

It was a tough break for Oakland Roots, conceding a goal at the death to Sacramento Republic, resulting in a 3-3 tie at Heart Health Park. The sense of disappointment was clear from the Roots’ roster, kicking and pushing a chain-link fence on dismay as they approached the locker room following the match. Oakland looked … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots tie Sacramento Republic after conceding late goal

Live Blog: Oakland Roots at Sacramento Republic

Hello and welcome to the blog’s live coverage of Oakland Roots visiting Sacramento Republic, writing alongside at least 150 Town Function members in section 120, be sure to keep an ear out. On a separate note, this post marks our 100th on the new website, thank you for supporting and helping RootsBlog grow. Roots walk … More Live Blog: Oakland Roots at Sacramento Republic

Oakland Roots Transaction: Akeem Ward to RGV Toros, what it means for the roster

Oakland Roots announced that they have loaned fullback Akeem O’Connor-Ward to the RGV Toros for the remainder of the season, effectively ending Ward’s time with the organization. He had fallen out of favor under Juan Guerra with just two starts and four appearances this season after being a routine starter the previous year. He’ll be … More Oakland Roots Transaction: Akeem Ward to RGV Toros, what it means for the roster

Oakland Roots Transaction: Xolos recall GK Benny Diaz from loan

You may have noticed Benny Diaz posting on Twitter that he’s happy to make the trip to Xolos’ season-opener today, July 3 against Pumas. It’s now official, Diaz has been recalled from his loan with Oakland Roots. Marcelo De La Peña was first on the news. Xolos has posted Diaz on its social media channels … More Oakland Roots Transaction: Xolos recall GK Benny Diaz from loan