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Oakland Roots sign left back Kevin Wright

Update: Oakland Roots have announced that they officially signed Kevin Wright to a contract on Wednesday. Per source, Wright’s deal with Oakland is a one-year contract. Oakland Roots sent out a teaser on Tuesday indicating that they are set to sign a player with a Sierra Leone and English background. We haven’t been confirmed or…

Venezia players to keep an eye on for Oakland Roots

With just 15 players currently under contract, a certain approach of Oakland Roots’ roster building will be to continue plucking from the bottom of Venezia’s roster. Roots struck gold last season with Ottar Magnus Karlsson, so much so that we’ve been told the Italian side is looking to sell him for multiple times more than…

Oakland Roots signed former Quakes Academy prospect Drew Murray

Update: Oakland Roots announced that they have signed former Quakes Academy center back Drew Murray to a contract. Murray’s addition marks the team’s 19th player on the 2023 roster. The full list of players includes: Goal Keepers: Taylor Bailey, Paul Blanchette. Defenders: Danny Barbir, Memo Diaz, Emrah Klimenta, Tarek Morad, Drew Murray, Edgardo Rito, Kevin Wright.…

Oakland Roots re-sign Emrah Klimenta

Oakland Roots announced on Christmas day that they have re-signed captain center back Emrah Klimenta to a one-year extension. This will mark Klimenta’s third year on the team and 11th player brought back from last season, returning alongside Danny Barbir and Tarek Morad. Now the 14th player set for 2023, the roster is now about…

Oakland Roots re-signing Tarek Morad

Update: Oakland Roots have announced that they have officially re-signed Tarek Morad to a contract extension. The blog has been informed that Oakland Roots are re-signing center back Tarek Morad to a one-year contract extension through 2023. A club announcement is considered imminent. Roots put out a teaser of the Egyptian Pyramids on Wednesday, cluing…

Oakland Roots re-sign Johnny Rodriguez

Update: Oakland Roots have announced that they’ve re-signed Johnny Rodriguez to an extension. The blog has learned that the Oakland Roots are set to re-sign Johnny Rodriguez to an extension. Rodriguez comes back for his fourth season in a Roots’ uniform, making him the longest tenured player on the team behind goal keeper Taylor Bailey.…

Oakland Roots sign Jamaican midfielder Trayvone Reid

Oakland Roots have announced that they signed Jamaican midfielder Trayvone Reid to a contract on Monday. He marks the club’s first incoming International signing of the offseason. Oakland now has four international players on the roster, the full list includes: We’re told that Oakland Roots have kept their eye on Reid over the past year…

Oakland Roots sign midfielder Napo Matsoso

Oakland Roots announced that they have signed former Louisville City FC midfielder Napo Matsoso to a contract on Thursday. Matsoso, 28, marks the first incoming signing for coach Noah Delgado’s squad and presumably fill into the role vacated by Jose Herndandez. He is a native of Lethoso and a member of its national team. Matsoso…

Oakland Roots officially hiring Noah Delgado as head coach

Today is the day. The blog has learned that the Oakland Roots are set to announce Noah Delgado as the team’s next head coach after leading the organization to last season’s playoffs under the interim tag. Oakland will also retain at least two of its core figures on the coaching staff, including goal keeper coach…

2022 RootsBlog Player of the Year Honors

With San Antonio FC winning the USL Championship Finals, the page has officially turned on the 2022 season–marking the second consecutive year for the Oakland Roots to fall to the eventual champions. With a lot of time to reflect on the season, we’re ready to name our three honorees for RootsBlog Player of the Year…

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