About The Club
What is the Oakland Soul Sports Club?
Oakland Soul is a Purpose-driven women’s soccer team in Oakland, California. Starting in 2023, Oakland Soul will play in the USL W League. Oakland Soul is affiliated with Oakland Roots Sports Club, a men’s soccer team in the USL Championship, and Project 51O, a men’s soccer team in USL League Two.
What is the USL W League?
The USL W League is a pre-professional women’s league. The W League helps bridge the gap between college and professional level soccer.
Why USL W League?
The W league aims to address a lot of the inconsistencies in opportunities for women between college and pro soccer, and allows Oakland Soul to scale sustainably. Additionally, the W League aligns with our purpose, with its mission “to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development.”
Is this a Professional team?
The goal is always to play at the highest level possible, while keeping it about ‘Oakland First, Always’. While the W League is not professional, it allows us to start creating opportunities for our community right away.
Where do you plan to get players and coaches from?
Right here in the 510 and the Bay. Our search will start local and expand if needed. Our focus and priority will always be developing local coaches and players.