“What I loved the most about Oakland was that all of my neighbors came in as many colors, ideas, and religions as there are people on the planet.”
More than just a club, more than just a game. Oakland Roots Sports Club seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good.
Whether on the pitch, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our one-of-a-kind city with passion, pride and commitment to all things Oakland.
Player by player. Supporter by supporter. Resident by resident. One day at a time. One game at a time. This is about Oakland first, always.
A group of passionate Oakland natives got together to bring grassroots semi-professional soccer to Oakland.
Shifted the idea to a professional team for Oakland.
Extensive community engagement around the vision of a community-based pro team built by Oakland, for Oakland.
Spring | summer 2017
Engagement with multiple professional lower division soccer leagues to determine the best fit for Oakland.
Continued vision development and refinement to further elevate the project to a “soccer for social good” model.
Continued development with additions made to our investment group. Kickoff event held at Clifbar HQ launching the project as a community based initiative.
Public release of Oakland Roots Sports Club.
Release of Oakland Roots club crest and announcement.
Oakland Roots x Oaklandish Collection One
Roots SC Classic T-Shirt (White)
Roots SC Classic LS T-Shirt (White)
Roots SC Classic Hoodie
Roots SC S/S Scarf
Roots SC Classic T-Shirt (Black)
Roots SC Classic LS T-Shirt (Black)
Roots SC Origins T-Shirt
Roots SC Cuff Beanie