Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall 3-1 to Pittsburgh but clinch playoff spot

Well, there you have it. Despite Oakland Roots losing 3-1 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the season-finale, the dominoes fell correctly with Las Vegas tying Los Angeles, enabling Roots to claim the final playoff qualification spot. Oakland is now set for a Sunday, October 23 clash at the San Diego Loyal. It’s been a wild push … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots fall 3-1 to Pittsburgh but clinch playoff spot

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots put three across Hartford, continue playoff push

Oakland Roots took one step closer toward solidifying a playoff spot on Saturday with a big 3-1 win over Hartford Athletic in Connecticut with help from goals by Juan Carlos Azocar, Ottar Magnus Karlsson, and a Worldie by Johnny Rodriguez. The victory puts Oakland up to 46 points with one match to play at Pittsburgh … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots put three across Hartford, continue playoff push

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

Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take a point against El Paso

The Oakland Roots walk out of Saturday’s game at El Paso Locomotive with a point after tying 1-1, bringing their record to 1-4-3 and seven points. Oakland is now two points shy of a seventh-place playoff qualification spot and five games unbeaten against USL Championship teams. Both teams undoubtedly feel like they left goals on … More Game Notes & Player Ratings: Oakland Roots take a point against El Paso

Oakland Roots Player Profile: Charlie Dennis

It’s was a strong undefeated preseason run for the Oakland Roots. In the limited amount of peaks at the club, newcomer Charlie Dennis has been showing off his ability to land free kicks, take shots from distance, and position himself in space. He’s ready for a big USL Championship debut after scoring three this preseason. … More Oakland Roots Player Profile: Charlie Dennis

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

Oakland Roots Media Day Interview With Danny Barbir

Danny Barbir scored the game-winning goal in Oakland Roots’ recent preseason match against FC Tulsa at the Desert Showdown in Tucson on February 20, smashing home a cross from Memo Diaz. It was perhaps a sign of things to come for the left-footed Roots defender. “I can come in and be a leader straight off … More Oakland Roots Media Day Interview With Danny Barbir

Oakland Roots Media Day Interview With Chuy Enriquez

Chuy Enriquez breaking out his routine to ‘Y Que Fue?’ was a welcome sight at the team’s 4-nil preseason victory over Academica SC on February 5. When greeting supporters out in Turlock, there was a sense of relief that the Roots’ Righteous Award winner and fan-favorite was back with the club. He scored in the … More Oakland Roots Media Day Interview With Chuy Enriquez