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Oakland's Winless Streak Reaches Eight Following Loss in San Diego

October 7, 2023 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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Oakland Roots on game night
Oakland Roots on game night
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Oakland got out in front first when a Baboucarr Njie throw-in found Bryan Tamacas, who scored his first goal of the season, giving Oakland a 1-0 lead.

However, within moments, San Diego Loyal responded in rapid succession to take the lead by the 20th minute. Joe Corona struck in the 17th minute, followed by Ronaldo Damus in the 19th, flipping the game on its head as it became 2-1 in favor of the Loyal.

Then it was Damus again in the 25th minute as the Oakland defense could not recover following the first two goals, and the home side extended their lead to 3-1.

Adrian Perez walked through Oakland's defense untouched just before the half, and San Diego Loyal made it a dominant 4-1 going into the half.

San Diego comfortably controlled the game following the 4-1 lead for most of the second half until Emrah Klimenta scrambled home a goal for Oakland, pulling one back to make it 4-2.

Oakland will finish up the regular season at home next Saturday, October 14th, against El Paso Locomotive at Cal State University, East Bay.

Oakland Roots SC vs San Diego Loyal SC

USL Championship | October 7, 2023

Venue: Torero Stadium, San Diego, California

Kickoff: 7:00 PM PT

Weather: 74 degrees, partly cloudy


SD: 4

OAK: 2


OAK: 13' Bryan Tamacas

SD: 17' Joe Corona

SD: 19' Ronaldo Damus

SD: 25' Ronaldo Damus

SD: 44' Adrian Perez

OAK: 82' Emrah Klimneta


SD: Adrian Perez (yellow card)

OAK: 46' Irakoze Donasiyano (yellow card)

SD: 86' Alejandro Guido (yellow card)

SD: 90'+ Ronaldo Damus (yellow card)

OAKLAND ROOTS LINEUP: Paul Blanchette, Danny Barbir, Neveal Hackshaw, Emrah Klimenta, Bryan Tamacas (Luis Saldaña), Baboucarr Njie (Memo Diaz), Daniel Gomez (Tarek Morad), Irakoze Donasiyano, Jeciel Cedeño (Trayvone Reid), Johnny Rodriguez (Lindo Mfeka), Anuar Peláez

Unused subs: Napo Matsoso, Tim Syrel

Shots: 13 | Shots On Goal: 4 | Corner Kicks: 5 | Fouls: 19 | Offside: 1 |

SAN DIEGO LOYAL LINEUP: Koke Vegas, Grant Stoneman, Carlos Guzman, Blake Bodily (Morgan Hackworth), Camden Riley, Joe Corona (Tumi Moshobane), Colin Martin (Michael Chilaka), Charlie Adams (Nick Moon), Adrian Perez (Alejandro Guido), Ronaldo Damus, Evan Conway

Unused subs: Taylor Bailey, Xavi Gnaulati

Shots: 15 | Shots On Goal: 7 | Corner Kicks: 1 | Fouls: 11 | Offside: 3 |

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Oakland Roots on game night
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