Oakland Roots to Open Founder’s Cup Play at ASC San Diego on August 24

The Roots’ first home game will be Saturday, August 31 against Cal FC; game times, locations and ticket information to be announced at a later date

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Oakland, Calif. (March 7, 2019) -- The Oakland Roots unveiled their schedule for the inaugural Founder’s Cup on Thursday in collaboration with the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

The Roots will open their campaign on the road against ASC San Diego on Saturday, August 24. The squad then returns home for the inaugural home match on Saturday, August 31 to host Cal FC. All game times, locations and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Attendees of the Roots fan event tonight at Athletic Club Oakland (59 Grand Ave.) will receive an exclusive look behind the scenes as the Roots continue to take shape. That access will include a Q&A with the Roots’ first signing, Oakland native Devante Dubose, and owner Steven Aldrich. Fans will also have a chance to be among the first to place a deposit for the Roots’ Founders’ Cup Membership Package at just $5.10. More details to come at the event, which runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The NPSL announced Thursday that East Region play will begin the weekend of August 10, while the West Region opens the weekend of August 24. The league also noted that the Founders Cup semifinals will be held at the home of the highest remaining seeds on November 2, with the final to be held at a TBD location on November 9.

The West Region clubs for the Founders Cup will include ASC San Diego, Cal FC, Napa Valley 1839 FC, FC Arizona, and Oakland Roots. The Roots will play each of the other 4 West teams home and away with the top 2 teams making the playoffs.

The East Region clubs for the Founders Cup will include Chattanooga FC, Detroit City FC, Miami FC, Miami United FC, Milwaukee Torrent, and New York Cosmos.

Oakland Roots Founder’s Cup Schedule

Saturday, August 24 @ ASC San Diego

Saturday, August 31 vs. Cal FC

Sunday, September 15 vs. FC Arizona

Saturday, September 21 @ Napa Valley 1839 FC

Friday, September 27 vs. Napa Valley 1839 FC

Saturday, October 5 @ Cal FC

Saturday, October 19 vs. ASC San Diego

Saturday, October 26 @ FC Arizona