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

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots lose 3-1 to Los Dos while down a man

Well, that was depressing, wasn’t it? The Oakland Roots lost 3-1 on the road to Los Angeles Galaxy II while down a man following Charlie Dennis’ red card in the final minute of first-half stoppage time. Losing a man was the major catalyst toward Los Dos’ victory after walking into halftime with just three shot … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots lose 3-1 to Los Dos while down a man

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots defeat Atlanta United II 3-1, move into 8th

Oakland Roots came out of Saturday’s match against Atlanta United II with a 3-1 victory, improving their record to 5-9-5 with 24 points and up to eighth place in the Western Conference standings. It was an important result for the team in order to remain in the playoff discussion. “Last time I told you guys … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots defeat Atlanta United II 3-1, move into 8th

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots tie 1-1 with San Antonio FC thanks to big night from Paul Blanchette

How about that brilliance from Paul Blanchette? The 28-year old Palo Alto native reminded all Oakland Roots supporters why he became such a fan favorite in 2021, recording six saves with five by dives against the second-place team in the Western Conference, San Antonio FC, thwarting multiple big chances along the way to a 1-1 … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots tie 1-1 with San Antonio FC thanks to big night from Paul Blanchette

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take tie against Las Vegas

The Oakland Roots walked out of Cashman Field with a point after tying 1-1 with Las Vegas Lights, scoring in the third minute of action but conceding in the 24th minute and unable to find its offensive fluency again thereafter. Roots now hold a 1-6-4 overall record and still sit near the bottom of the … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take tie against Las Vegas