“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.”


Est. 2018

Oakland, CA


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.




SUmmer 2016

A group of passionate Oakland natives got together to bring grassroots semi-professional soccer to Oakland.

FALL 2016

Shifted the idea to a professional team for Oakland.

Winter 2016

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.

Fall 2017

Continued vision development and refinement to further elevate the project to a “soccer for social good” model.


Winter 2018

Continued development with additions made to our investment group. Kickoff event held at Clifbar HQ launching the project as a community based initiative.

SUmmer 2018

Public release of Oakland Roots Sports Club.

Fall 2018

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