HAMTRANCK, Mich. – The Oakland Roots broke open a close game with a pair of second-half goals to record a 3-0 victory over New Amsterdam FC in a Group A match of the National Independent Soccer Association Fall Tournament match at Keyworth Stadium Monday night.
Jack McInerney and Nelson Blanco tallied within 11 minutes of each other to turn a 1-0 lead into a three-goal bulge.
Oakland leads Michigan Stars FC, which blanked host Detroit City FC, 2-0, in the opening game of the doubleheader, by goal differential in the standings.
Matt Fondy gave the Roots all the scoring they needed in the 32nd minute before McInerney doubled the score in the 65th minute and Blanco added No. 3 in the 76th minute.
Group B action will start Tuesday night.