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 as a founding member of the Founders Cup and National Premier Soccer League.