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Match Notes (3.23.2024) - Oakland Roots SC vs Phoenix Rising FC

March 23, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Oakland Roots News Release

Match Up: Oakland Roots SC vs Phoenix Rising FC

Competition: USL Championship

Date: March 23, 2024

Kick off time: 7:00 PM PT

Weather Forecast: 75 degrees, cloudy

Venue: Phoenix Rising Soccer Stadium

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Where to Watch: KTVU Plus, ESPN+

Match Preview:

Johnny Rodriguez returns to the team for his 5th season with the club.

Memo Diaz, Paul Blanchette, and Lindo Mfeka return to the team for their 4th seasons in Oakland.

Johnny Rodriguez leads the team All-Time with 19 goals.

Paul Blanchette is coming off a second-team All-League season.

Memo Diaz is the club's All-Time appearance leader with 92 matches played for Oakland Roots.

Oakland tied the defending champions from Phoenix both home and away in 2023.

Rising features 5 former Roots players: Jose Hernandez, Darek Formella, Edgardo Rito, Juan Azocar, and Alejandro Fuenmayor.

Baboucarr Njie and Irakoze Donasiyano have both previously played for Phoenix.

Last Meeting:

June 24, 2023

OAK 1, PHX 1

Last Three Games:

March 16, 2024

OAK 1, CHS 1

March 9, 2024

OAK 2, IND 1

October 14, 2023

OAK 1, ELP 2

Last Starting XI vs Charleston Battery: 3-5-2

GK - Paul Blanchette

D - Justin Rasmussen

D - Niall Logue

D - Bryan Tamacs

M - Neveal Hackshaw

M - Napo Matsoso

M - Ilya Alekseev

M - Memo Diaz

M - Daniel Gomez

F - Johnny Rodriguez

F - Jeciel Cedeño





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