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Oakland Roots Earn a Point in San Antonio

The San Antonio FC controlled most of the early portions of the soccer match against the Oakland Roots SC on May 4 at Toyota Park, but they never truly threatened the goal of Oakland keeper Tim Syrel as the score remained scoreless through most of the first half.

Alameda Point - an Oakland Roots player amongst several San Antonio SC players dribbles the ball
Oakland Roots SC versus San Antonio FC at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas on May 4, 2024. Photo by Davis Kuhn/San Antonio FC, courtesy Oakland Roots SC.

The best chance of the first half fell to the Roots and Trayvone Reid, whose curling effort in first half stoppage time was saved by San Antonio’s Pablo Sisniega, keeping the score at 0-0 heading into the halftime break.

Oakland got on the board first in the 65th minute, when Reid’s cross found Miche-Naider Chéry, who opened the scoring to give Roots a 1-0 lead. San Antonio struck back in the 73rd minute, when Juan Agudelo finished a cross into the box to level the spring at 1-1.

San Antonio took the lead when Kevon Lambert scored off another cross into the box to give the home side the advantage at 2-1. Oakland fought back as defender Thomas Camier earned a penalty for Roots. Oakland forward Johnny Rodriguez stepped up to score, once again leveling the score at 2-2 in the 84th minute.

Both sides fought it out until the end, resulting in a draw, as Oakland and San Antonio each picked up a point.

The Roots will return to the Bay Area to face MLS side San Jose Earthquakes in the Round of 32 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 7, at PayPal Park in San Jose.


  • OAK: Miche-Naider Chéry 65’
  • SA: Juan Agudelo 73’
  • SA: Kevon Lambert 79’’
  • OAK: Johnny Rodriguez 84’
  • SA: Machop Chol (yellow card) 30’
  • OAK: Etsgar Cruz (yellow card) 42’
  • SA: Mohamed Omar (yellow card) 55’
  • OAK; Trayvone Reid (yellow card) 68’
  • OAK: Baoucarr Njie (yellow card) 76’
  • SA: Kevon Lambert (yellow card) 82’
  • SA: Pablo Sisniega (yellow card) 83’
Oakland Roots

Lineup: Timothy Syrel, Camden Riley (Gagi Margvelashvili), Thomas Camier, Ilya Alekseev, Baboucarr Njie, Napo Matsoso (Neveal Hackshaw), Kieran Bracken Serra, Ali Elmasnaouy (Daniel Gomez), Etsgar Cruz (Justin Rasmussen), Trayvone Reid, Miche-Naider Chéry (Johnny Rodriguez)

Unused subs: Bryan Tamacas, Edwin Rodriguez

Line: Shots: 6 | Shots On Goal: 3 | Corner Kicks: 5 | Fouls: 16 | Offside: 1

San Antonio FC

Lineup: Pablo Sisniega, Kendall Burks, Mohamed Omar, Luke Henandez, Lucas Silva (Kameron Lacey), Bura Nogiera, Juan Agudelo, Shannon Gomez, Kevon Lambert, Trova Boni, Machop Chol (Richard Windbic)

Unused subs: Kendall Mcintosh, Jose Mulato, Daziel Ozuna, Eduardo Fernandez, Gio Padilla

Line: Shots: 9 | Shots On Goal: 5 | Corner Kicks: 7 | Fouls: 19 | Offside: 3

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