Kevin Wright makes first start for Oakland Roots

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Football Africa, Players Abroad News, Sport News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone left-back Kevin Wright played the full throttle of the game as Oakland Roots defeated El Farolito 3-1 as they advanced to Round Three of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Johnny Rodriguez scored his second goal in as many games, and Wolfgang Prentice added a brace of goals himself Tuesday night at Pioneer Stadium on the CSU East Bay campus.

The home comfortably defeated El Farolito of the National Premier Soccer League by a final score of 3-1 to advance to Round Three of the U.S. Open Cup.

Oakland Roots opened the scoring at the 12-minute mark when Johnny Rodriguez headed the ball home on a set piece after drawing the initial foul.

Following goals in the 19th and 24th minutes by Oakland Roots winger Wolfgang Prentice, Oakland shifted their playing style to a more defensive-minded effort, allowing only one goal to El Farolito – a penalty kick in the 45th minute of the opening half.

Oakland Roots will return to USL Championship play this weekend as the squad travels to Indianapolis to face Indy Eleven on Saturday, April 8th. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 PM PT Pacific time.

Read related ….Kevin Wright pens USL Oakland Roots deal 

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