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Oakland Roots
File:Oakland Roots SC logo.png
Full nameOakland Roots Sports Club
PresidentBenno Nagel
ManagerPaul Bravo
LeagueNational Independent Soccer Association
WebsiteClub website

Oakland Roots SC is a men's soccer club based in Oakland, California. The club was formed in 2018 and is expected to begin play in the National Independent Soccer Association in spring 2020.


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] On June 27, 2019, the club announced that it would begin play in the National Independent Soccer Association, instead of the NPSL Founders Cup.[5]


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


Front Office[edit]

  • Benno Nagel, Co-founder, President, Director of Soccer
  • Edreece Arghandiwal, Co-founder, Creative Director

Technical Staff[edit]


  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.
  5. "Oakland Roots Statement: League and Membership". Oakland Roots SC. 27 June 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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