The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Oakland Soccer Club (Oakland, CA) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in the Golden Gate Conference in 2022.
“We are excited that Oakland Soccer Club has joined the NPSL,” NPSL Director of Membership Development Dina Case said. “Oakland Soccer Club has a rich history as a youth club which has been well ingrained in the Oakland community for decades. Their community-first philosophy is what guides them and is perfectly aligned with the philosophy of the NPSL and its grassroots platform. Adding a senior team was a natural progression for their youth club, and we look forward to many years of success for this group in the NPSL.”
The club is led by Co-President Edward Stephen, Co-President Iliana Rivera Ramos, Treasurer Haydn Griffith, and Head Coach Michael Muniz.
Stephen became Co-President of Oakland Soccer Club (OSC) in October 2020. He has been coaching all ages and levels of competition soccer in Oakland since 2002.
“OSC is a community club with a long history of serving the community since 1972,” Stephen said. “We are attracting some of the best local players, demonstrating that the Oakland area can produce a very talented squad.”
A community-first club, founded in 1974, OSC exists to provide opportunities for people to develop through soccer regardless of playing ability, age, or economic resources. Committed to high-level achievement both on and off the field, OSC seeks to support its members as they strive to succeed in sport, school, and life. In working closely with our partners, we desire to implement safe spaces, including parks and green space for recreational and athletic play, in order to build social capital and strengthen the bonds of our community. OSC currently fields youth teams in NorCal Premier, Cal North, and the Jack London Youth Soccer League. They additionally field reserve men’s teams in the San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL).