Oakland Roots add former NPSL Player of the Year Ross Middlemiss

Oakland Roots are pleased to announce that former NPSL Player of the Year Ross Middlemiss has signed on with the club and will be available for the Fall 2018 US Open Cup qualifying round opener on September 22nd.  Middlemiss, who won Player of the Year honors while playing with Sonoma County Sol of the NPSL in 2013, was a 1st team Division II All American during his senior season at Sonoma State University and will add a significant attacking threat in the attacking half of the field.  Club President and Director of Soccer Benno Nagel had this to say on the addition of Middlemiss to the club, “Ross brings a high level of game understanding to the field.  He has massive experience, having played at a high level here within the NPSL for the last several years and also during his time playing in both Germany and Holland. He’s been a huge part of what CD Aguiluchos USA achieved and was of equal importance to what the Sonoma County Sol did for a number of years prior.  With Matt Fondy and Simon Rawnsley playing up top, Ross is a guy who can sit underneath them and provide that link between our midfield and forwards, allowing our strikers to stay in more advanced, dangerous positions.”        

Ross Middlemiss

Ross Middlemiss

Middlemiss recently graduated from the prestigious UC Berkeley Hastings College of Law and works as a Legal Fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity.  He is married with two children and resides in Concord, Ca. 

Please join us in welcoming Ross Middlemiss to the Oakland Roots Family!

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 brand and club launch this and follow us online at www.oaklandrootssc.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.