THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Devante Dubose and Steven Aldrich, Oakland Roots Soccer | 08-29-2019

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08/29/2019 12:10 PM 08/29/2019 01:30 PM America/Los_Angeles THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Devante Dubose and Steven Aldrich, Oakland Roots Soccer
1736 Franklin Street, California Ballroom (2nd floor), Oakland, CA, 94612

THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER - Devante Dubose and Steven Aldrich, Oakland Roots Soccer

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 - 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Formed in 2018, the Oakland Roots soccer club is a professional men’s soccer teamthat is preparing to join the National Premier Soccer League — a pro league that will have 11 teams nationwide, divided between East and West divisions.  The Oakland club will have its first game on August 31 at its new home pitch at Laney College. After that, the Roots will compete in the NPSL’s West division, with franchises from Arizona, San Diego, Orange County, and Ventura County (north of Los Angeles). The NPSL’s national championship will be held in November. 

Davonte Dubose, Oakland native who played at Virginia Tech and later on the San Jose Earthquakes and other professional teams, was the first player signed by the Roots.  Steven Aldrich, one of the founders and a board member, is chief product oficer at GoDaddy.com and a lifelong soccer fan who spent his formative years playaing and watching soccer with his father on the East Coast. 

 

Thursday
Aug 29, 2019
12:10PM to 1:30PM
1736 Franklin Street
California Ballroom (2nd floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

One block from the 19th Street BART station