Sporting Kansas City II Concludes 2021 Season with 1-0 Loss at Oakland Roots SC
Sporting Kansas City II (4-20-8, 20 points) concluded their 2021 USL Championship season with a 1-0 loss against Oakland Roots SC (11-13-8, 41 pts.) at Laney College Football Stadium on Sunday night. Jesus Enriquez scored the only goal of the game just two minutes into the contest.
Oakland raced into an early lead as Enriquez latched onto a loose ball in the area after Kendall McIntosh had done well to take the ball off the toe of another Oakland forward, but it allowed Enriquez to slam home his fourth goal of the season into an empty net.
Kayden Pierre and Enoch Mushagalusa both saw half chances go by the wayside as the half wore on, before McIntosh was called into action again to deny Jose Hernandez from close range in the 23rd minute.
Mushagalusa went close again early in the second half as his chipped attempt floated narrowly wide of the far post. Oakland substitute Jeremy Bokila had an opportunity to add a second goal in the 81st minute but the ball ran away from him at the vital moment and McIntosh smothered.
SKC II saw their final chance of the match go begging in the 87th minute as sub Rojay Smith dribbled into the area but struck his powerful shot over the bar.
The result brings an end to Sporting II's 2021 season in the USL Championship, with the team finishing in eighth place in the Eastern Central Division.
2021 USL Championship | Match 32
Laney Stadium | Oakland, California
Weather: Cloudy and 59 degrees
Sporting KC II 0-1 Oakland Roots SC
Sporting KC II 0-1 Oakland Roots SC
Score 1 2 F
Sporting Kansas City II (4-20-8, 20 points) 0 0 0
Oakland Roots SC (11-13-8, 41 points) 1 0 1
Sporting Kansas City II: Kendall McIntosh; Kayden Pierre, Graham Smith (C), Danny Barbir, Isaiah LeFlore; Petar Cuic (Jayvin Van Deventer 76'), Jahon Rad, Jamil Roberts (Rojay Smith 63'); Mataeo Bunbury (Zion Long 85'), Ozzie Cisneros, Enoch Mushagalusa
Subs Not Used: Remi Prieur, Matt Constant, Aljaz Dzankic, Coby Jones
Oakland Roots SC: Paul Blanchette; Guillermo Diaz, Kai Greene, Emrah Klimenta, Akeem Ward; Matias Fissore, Joseph Nane, Jesus Enriquez (Johnny Rodriguez 89'), Wal Fall (Ariel Mbumba 53'), Jose Hernandez; Quincy Amarikwa (Jeremy Bokila 79')
Subs Not Used: Soya Takahashi, Taylor Bailey, Javier Mariona, Max Ornstil
OAK - Jesus Enriquez 4 (Unassisted) 2'
OAK - Jeremy Bokila (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 82'
OAK - Guillermo Diaz (Yellow Card; Time Wasting) 91+
OAK - Ariel Mbumba (Yellow Card; Unsporting Behavior) 94+
Stat SKC OAK
Shots 4 6
Shots on Goal 0 3
Saves 2 0
Fouls 7 16
Offsides 1 1
Corner Kicks 4 1
Referee: William Hoffman
Assistant Referee: Noah Kenyawani
Assistant Referee: Bhavik Dutt
Fourth Official: Peter Hanson
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