Oakland Roots


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2018 (4 years old)


Laney College Football Stadium
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Oakland, CA, USA


American USL Championship

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Oakland Roots Sports Club is an American sports club based in Oakland, California who began play as a men's professional soccer team. The club was formed in 2018 by a group of Oakland natives and began play in the National Independent Soccer Association in the fall of 2019. In 2021, the club joined the second division USL Championship.

The club was formed in July 2018 when it was announced the club would be known as Oakland Roots Sports Club. The club originally was slated to play in the NPSL Founders Cup, but the club ultimately withdrew and instead joined the National Independent Soccer Association a division 3 sanctioned United States Soccer Federation Professional League.

Oakland Roots began by signing 3 Oakland raised players in the Spring of 2019 in Devante Dubose, Julio Cervantes and Yohannes Harish. This was followed by the signing of a few higher profile players as the club built out its inaugural rosters. Those players included former MLS and Liga MX player Benji Joya, former Honduran World Cup veteran Victor Bernardez and former 1st round MLS Draft Pick Jack McInerney.

The Club announced its first head coach on May 9, 2019 when they signed Bay Area native, former MLS Player and Colorado Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo.

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Laney College Football Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located near Lake Merritt, in Oakland, California. It is owned by Laney College and is the home field of the Oakland Roots SC of the USL Championship. For Roots games the pitch is widened using a modular turf system. The Stadium has room for 3,500 seated and up to 5,500+ with standing room.

The stadium replaced the Frank Youell Field, that was the home of the Oakland Raiders of the American Football League from 1962 to 1965. Frank Youell Field was demolished in 1969.



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