Oakland Roots hiring Gavin Glinton as assistant coach

A club source indicates that the Oakland Roots are set to hire Gavin Glinton as its next first assistant on interim head coach Noah Delgado’s staff. He’ll replace Mikey Hannon on the staff, who is Project 51O’s head coach and is ramping up for the fall season this month. Delgado’s staff for the foreseeable future … More Oakland Roots hiring Gavin Glinton as assistant coach

Transaction: Oakland Roots transferred Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2

Update: Oakland Roots have confirmed that they have transferred Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2 of MLS Next Pro. “Ariel was a young player we saw a lot of potential in here locally,” said Technical Director Jordan Ferrell, via the team’s official site. “One of the goals of the Club is to help nurture and … More Transaction: Oakland Roots transferred Ariel Mbumba to Columbus Crew 2

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

Transaction: Oakland Roots loan Taylor Bailey to Forward Madison FC

The Oakland Roots announced on Tuesday that they have officially loaned backup goal keeper Taylor Bailey to USL League One side Forward Madison FC. This leaves Roots with two keepers on its active roster with Benny Diaz and Paul Blanchette and allows Bailey to get routine minutes in Madison, Wisconsin–which boasts an awesome lineup of … More Transaction: Oakland Roots loan Taylor Bailey to Forward Madison FC

Transaction: Oakland Roots Acquire Mikael Tørset Johnsen on Loan from Venezia

Venezia FC has announced that they have loaned Norwegian midfielder Mikael Tørset Johnsen to the Oakland Roots for the 2022 season. Johnsen recently signed a deal through 2024 with the Italian side. Johnsen becomes the second player loaned in from Venezia after bringing striker Óttar Magnús Karlsson earlier this month. A club source indicates that … More Transaction: Oakland Roots Acquire Mikael Tørset Johnsen on Loan from Venezia

Roster Update: Oakland Roots Signing FW Óttar Magnús Karlsson, Transfer Kai Green To Monterey Bay

Update: The Roots confirmed that they have signed Óttar Magnús Karlsson on loan from Serie A’s Venezia. To this point in the offseason, the Oakland Roots have built a roster heavy on defenders and light on attackers. But the Roots appear to be in the process of two moves that will have correct this potential … More Roster Update: Oakland Roots Signing FW Óttar Magnús Karlsson, Transfer Kai Green To Monterey Bay

Report: Oakland Roots To Sign Winger Juan Carlos Azócar

Reports out of South America indicate that the Oakland Roots are set to sign Venezuelan winger Juan Carlos Azócar, according to Mario Alberto Sanchez of El Mundo es un Balón. Sources confirm that the club is interested in Azócar and it appears to be a matter of time before the paperwork is finalized. Alberto Sanchez … More Report: Oakland Roots To Sign Winger Juan Carlos Azócar