Oakland Roots head into the final showdown with NorCal rivals Sacramento Republic. The two clubs are tight in the race for the fourth and final playoff spot and have played to a draw in the previous three meetings between each other. The rivalry got started with fireworks as Oakland Roots and Sacramento entertained to a 3-3 draw on June 2nd. The following two meetings, one in Sacramento and one in the East Bay were both scoreless 0-0 draws. The winner will take the season series and own the tiebreaker for the final playoff spot.
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM PST
Location: Laney College, Oakland, California
How to Watch:
KOFY TV 20
Oakland Roots Latest News:
Oakland Roots are coming off a draw vs Las Vegas Lights. Roots were up a goal and up a player before conceding a late equalizer at home to drop two points. Lindo Mfeka provided his team leading fourth assist of the season when Quincy Amarikwa scored. This was following an away game vs Orange County in which Oakland conceded in the 90th minute to lose 2-1. Roots sit in sixth place behind Sacramento on 31 points.
About Sacramento Republic:
Sacramento Republic is coming off a weekend victory vs Tacoma Defiance, that saw them hop above Oakland by one point. Sacramento currently sits in fifth place on 32 points, level with LA Galaxy II. The team is led by local homegrown striker Cameron Iwasa who has a team high seven goals on the season.
Sacramento Republic Last Starting XI:
Saldaña, McCrary, Duke Lacroix, Casey, Sargis, Wheeler-Omiunu, Foster, Fernandes, Cuello, Formella, Iwasa.