Oakland, CA - Oakland Roots were set to face Sacramento last season in the US Open Cup before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the season across the sporting landscape. Fans from all over NorCal have been eagerly awaiting the match up between Sacramento and Oakland for over a year, and now it is finally here.
Oakland Roots Latest News:
Oakland Roots are coming off the teams first win in USL Championship history away at LA Galaxy II on May 23rd when striker Jeremey Bokila fired past the LA keeper to give Roots a dramatic last-minute victory. Following the game Roots had another 10 days off as they prepared for their third match of the season.
Ahead of the game on June 2nd, Roots starting keeper Zeus de la Paz headed out on international duty for World Cup Qualification in CONCACAF for Curacao. In his aid, Roots signed Luis Barraza on loan from MLS side New York City FC. Joining Barraza in signing with the Roots is USL veteran defender Kai Greene. Both will be available for Coach Ferrell Wednesday night.
The match marks the return of Head Coach Jordan Ferrell to the club he worked at from 2017-2019.
About Republic FC:
The Republic are coming off a home loss to Pacific Division front runners Phoenix Rising FC on Saturday night. Bringing the team from the 916 to two wins and two losses on the year from their first four games. Sacramento is led in attack by Tucker Bone who has two goals on the season and long time Republic talisman Cameron Iwasa.
Sacramento Last Starting XI:
Gomez, Wheeler-Omiunu, Casey, Taintor, Duke Lacroix, Gomez, Pennanen, Fernandes, Alshe, Belmar, Formella.