The Oakland Roots bring professional soccer to Oakland

(Photo by Robert Edwards -  KLC Fotos )

(Photo by Robert Edwards - KLC Fotos)

Hoping to fill the void a new professional soccer team, the Oakland Roots, is attempting to win the heart of the Oakland community through a strong branding and marketing campaign that emphasizes its deep ties to the city. The Roots debuted this Saturday evening at Laney College in the newly minted National Independent Soccer Association. Their first opponent was the California United Strikers.