Oakland Roots SC

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Oakland Roots
Oakland Roots SC logo.png
Full nameOakland Roots Sports Club
PresidentBenno Nagel
ManagerPaul Bravo
LeagueNPSL Founders Cup
WebsiteClub website

Oakland Roots SC is a men's soccer club based in Oakland, California. The club was formed in 2018 and is set to compete in the inaugural season of the NPSL Founders Cup.


The club was formed in July 2018 when it was announced the club would be known as Oakland Roots Sports Club.[1] It was later announced they would be competing in the inaugural season of the professional NPSL Founders Cup.[2] On 19 February 2019, the club signed their first ever player in former Phoenix Rising defender Devante Dubose.[3] In May 2019, it was announced that former Colorado Rapids director Paul Bravo would become the club's first ever head coach.[4]


As of 30 May 2019
No. Position Player Nation
67 Defender Devante Dubose  United States
91 Midfielder Yohannes Harish  Eritrea
27 Forward Julio Cervantes  Mexico
10 Midfielder Benji Joya  United States


  1. ^ "Bay Area Soccer Roundup: 'Oakland Roots' announced, USL East Bay heads to Concord, Street Soccer USA Cup in SF, Quakes play 2 this week". blog.sfgate.com. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  2. ^ "NPSL FOUNDERS CUP MEMBERS ANNOUNCE DATES FOR 2019 EVENT". National Premier Soccer League. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Oakland Roots Sign First-Ever Player: Oakland Native Devante Dubose". Oakland Roots SC. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Oakland Roots Sign Bay Area Soccer Legend Paul Bravo as First Head Coach". Oakland Roots SC. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.

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