Oakland Roots sign Santa Clara University standout Carlos Delgadillo along with former US U17-Residency member Angel Heredia

Oakland Roots is pleased to announce the addition of two up and coming players, Carlos Delgadillo and Angel Heredia. Both Carlos and Angel will be available for the Fall 2018 US Open Cup qualifying rounds.  

Carlos Delgadillo was a standout in college for NCAA division 1 program Santa Clara University. Carlos scored 27 goals during his 4 seasons as a Bronco which tied for 7th all-time in program history.  During his time at SCU, he twice earned 1st team All West Coast Conference honors.  

 Carlos Delgadillo

Carlos Delgadillo

Angel Heredia also comes highly touted having developed locally with the San Jose Earthquakes academy before moving onto the US U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Florida. Most recently, Heredia was a leader for FC Tuscon of the PDL, playing in 13 games in 2018 including 2 playoff appearances.  A midfielder, Heredia scored 3 goals and grabbed 5 assists in 2018 for FC Tuscon, including a goal and an assist in the 2018 PDL playoff rounds.

 Angel Heredia

Angel Heredia

“Carlos and Angel speak directly to the type of program we’re building here.  They both possess the ability to play at the professional level and so for us is the challenge and opportunity will be to work together with them to help them to make that next step in their careers,” said Benno Nagel, Club President and Director of Soccer.  “Carlos is a traditional number 9.  He’s a big guy who can play with his back to goal but has the technical level to bring others into the game and the ability to turn central defenders on the dribble which you don’t always see.  Most importantly, he’s a proven goal scorer at the Division 1 level and is still very young with a lot of development still in front of him to push to the pros.  Carlos will play professional soccer one day, and we hope to have him with us for years to come” said Nagel, “In Angel, we have a player who can do a lot of different things from the midfield.  He has class on the ball, and is a left footed player which is always fun to have on the field.  He is obviously coming out of FC Tuscon which is a club who will play USL D3 next season so he has been in a top level organizations before.  Beyond that, he has proven himself through his time with the Quakes and his inclusion in the U17 youth national team residency program. He is another guy who I am confident has the tools to play at the professional level if he is given an opportunity to do so.  We’re lucky to have them both in a position to achieve this goal with Oakland Roots” 

Both players will be included in the Fall 2018 US Open Cup qualifying rounds which will kick off on 9/22 with the Oakland Leopards, the Oakland Roots reserve and development side, looking poised to make a run in the tournament.   

Please join us in welcoming Carlos and Angel to the Oakland Roots family!

Carlos Degadillo highlights click here

Angel Heredia interview click here

About Oakland Roots:

The Oakland Roots are a recently launched sports club in Oakland committed to bringing professional soccer to the Town.  More than just a club, more than just soccer.  Oakland Roots Sports Club, referred to as "Oakland Roots" seeks to harness the magic of Oakland and the beautiful game of soccer as a force for social good.  Whether on the field, in the stands or within the community, Oakland Roots will represent our wonderful city with passion, pride and commitment to all things Oakland. Player by player, fan by fan, resident by resident. One day at a time, one game at a time; this is about Oakland first, always.  

For the Fall of 2018, Oakland Roots has entered its reserve side, Oakland Leopards, into the Fall Qualifying Rounds of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.  Stay tuned about our upcoming brand and club launch and follow us online at www.oaklandrootssc.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.