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Roots Sign Mexican Born Midfielder Jose Hernandez

By Roots SC, 01/08/21, 9:45AM PST

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Jose Hernandez

 

Oakland Roots have added Mexican born, Arizona raised midfielder Jose Hernandez. Jose is a product of both the Real Salt Lake Arizona Academy and the University of California Los Angeles. Hernandez went on to play in MLS with Real Salt Lake from 2017-2018.

“Jose is someone we are very excited to add to the Roots family,” said Roots Technical Director Jordan Ferrell. “He is very humble and knows what hard work means, while also playing with tremendous drive and talent on the ball.”

During his time in Utah, Hernandez would establish himself as a regular for the teams USL side Real Monarchs. A team he previously played for as an Amatuer while in college as well. While with the Monarchs he would help them win the 2017 regular season USL title. Following his time in Salt Lake Hernandez joined LA Galaxy II in the USL where he would make 30 appearances in 2019. Most recently, Hernandez featured for Oklahoma City Energy FC in 2020. 

 

WHY FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.
By Jose Hernandez
 

Mi familia significa el mundo absoluto para mí. ¡Mis padres han sacrificado toda su vida para brindarle a mis hermanos y a mí un mejor hoy! Como inmigrantes de primera generación, no siempre ha sido fácil, pero nunca hemos estado solos. La familia es estar pegados los unos a los otros en las buenas y en las malas. Es amor incondicional por encima de cualquier otra cosa. Si no fuera por mi familia, no estaría donde estoy hoy. Mi familia es mi fuerza, son mi motivación, son mi todo.

La familia también va más allá de aquellos que están relacionados por sangre. Para mí, la familia es una elección. La familia está formada por aquellos que apoyan, sacrifican e invierten energía en tu bienestar. Son los que desde el principio te han aceptado por lo que eres. Familia son aquellos que han creído en ti desde el primer día.

El sueño americano nos rodea. Cada uno tiene su propia historia, su propio viaje, sus propias luchas y sus propios éxitos. En resumen, si hay algo que todos tenemos en común, es la familia. La familia es una sensación de comodidad y hogar. La familia es conocer tus raíces, cultura y comienzos. Oakland Roots es familia.
 

My Family means the absolute world to me. My parents have sacrificed their entire lives to provide my siblings and I with a better today!  As first generation immigrants it hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve never been alone. Family is sticking with one another through thick and thin. It's unconditional love over anything else . If it wasn’t for my family I would not be where I am today. My family is my strength, they are my motivation, they are my everything.

Family also goes beyond just those who are blood related. Family to me is a choice. Family consists of those who support, sacrifice, and invest energy in your well being. It's those who since the beginning have accepted you for who you are. Family are those who have believed in you since day one.

The American dream is all around us. Everyone has their own story, their own journey, their own struggles and their own successes. Bottom line is, if there’s one thing we all have in common, it's Family. Family is a sense of comfort and home. Family is knowing your roots, culture and beginnings. Oakland Roots is Family.