2014 Los Angeles Kiss season

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2014 Los Angeles Kiss season
LAKisslogo.PNG
Head coach Bob McMillen
Owner Kiss
Doc McGhee
Brett Bouchy
Home field Honda Center
Results
Record 3–15
Division place 3rd NC West
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2014 Los Angeles Kiss season was the franchise's first season in the Arena Football League (AFL). The team was coached by Bob McMillen and played their home games at the Honda Center.

In their inaugural season, the Kiss did well at the box office, finishing second in the AFL (behind Tampa Bay) in attendance, drawing 98,505 fans to nine home games (or 10,945 per game). On the field, though, it was a different story: after winning two of their first three games, LA managed just one victory thereafter, finishing 3–15 and missing the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

2013 dispersal draft[edit]

Draft order Player name Position Height Weight 2013 Team Notes
Round Choice Overall
1 -- -- Traded to the Iowa Barnstormers[a]
2 -- -- Antwan Marsh Linebacker 6-3 225 Utah Blaze
3 -- -- Chase Deadder Wide receiver 6-5 225 Utah Blaze
Notes
^[a] Los Angeles traded their first-round selection to Iowa in exchange for quarterback J. J. Raterink.[1]

Roster changes[edit]

ADDITIONS
Date Player name Position Previous team
September 12, 2013 Joe Mortensen LB Utah Blaze
September 18, 2013 Alfred Phillips DB Utah Blaze
September 27, 2013 Beau Bell LB Spokane Shock
September 27, 2013 Kenny Spencer K New Orleans VooDoo
October 24, 2013 Jeff Tow-Arnett FB Tampa Bay Storm

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The Kiss began the season on the road against the San Antonio Talons on March 15. Their final regular season game was on July 26, on the road against the Jacksonville Sharks.[2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 15 5:00 p.m. PDT at San Antonio Talons W 41–38 1–0 Alamodome 8,269 [3]
2 Friday March 21 4:30 p.m. PDT at Orlando Predators L 63–69 (OT) 1–1 CFE Arena 5,312 [4]
3 Bye
4 Saturday April 5 7:00 p.m. PDT Portland Thunder W 44–34 2–1 Honda Center 12,045 [5]
5 Saturday April 12 7:00 p.m. PDT Cleveland Gladiators L 30–40 2–2 Honda Center 10,570 [6]
6 Saturday April 19 5:05 p.m. PDT at Iowa Barnstormers L 12–31 2–3 Wells Fargo Arena 9,152 [7]
7 Saturday April 26 7:00 p.m. PDT San Jose SaberCats L 32–48 2–4 Honda Center 10,569 [8]
8 Sunday May 4 4:00 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 21–70 2–5 Honda Center 10,552 [9]
9 Saturday May 10 4:00 p.m. PDT at Cleveland Gladiators L 42–45 2–6 Quicken Loans Arena 10,472 [10]
10 Saturday May 17 2:00 p.m. PDT at Pittsburgh Power L 26–50 2–7 Consol Energy Center 7,762 [11]
11 Sunday May 25 7:00 p.m. PDT Arizona Rattlers L 25–70 2–8 Honda Center 11,302 [12]
12 Bye
13 Saturday June 7 7:30 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 35–63 2–9 SAP Center at San Jose 8,637 [13]
14 Saturday June 14 7:00 p.m. PDT Portland Thunder W 69–61 3–9 Honda Center 10,980 [14]
15 Saturday June 21 6:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 47–83 3–10 US Airways Center 10,750 [15]
16 Saturday June 28 7:00 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 46–64 3–11 Honda Center 10,751 [16]
17 Sunday July 6 7:00 p.m. PDT San Jose SaberCats L 34–75 3–12 Honda Center 10,677 [17]
18 Saturday July 12 7:00 p.m. PDT at Portland Thunder L 31–44 3–13 Moda Center 8,802 [18]
19 Saturday July 19 7:00 p.m. PDT San Antonio Talons L 65–72 3–14 Honda Center 11,059 [19]
20 Saturday July 26 4:00 p.m. PDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 36–53 3–15 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 11,084 [20]

Standings[edit]

West Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Arizona Rattlers 15 3 .833 1151 905 4–0 11–2 9–0 6–3
San Antonio Talons 3 15 .167 743 1017 1–3 1–5 0–9 3–6
Los Angeles Kiss 3 15 .167 633 957 1–3 3–9 2–7 1–8

z - Clinched division and conference's best record

Staff[edit]

Los Angeles Kiss staff
Front Office  

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • currently vacant

Defensive Coaches

  • currently vacant

Roster[edit]

2014 Los Angeles KISS roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Refuse to report

Other League Exempt

League Suspension

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 24, 2014
21 Active, 30 Inactive

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa Barnstormers trade key offensive piece as part of Arena League shuffle". www.desmoinesregister.com. www.desmoinesregister.com. September 10, 2013. Archived from the original on September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2014 Arena Football League Schedule". ArenaFan.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "LA KISS win inaugural game, Defeat San Antonio Talons 41-38". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "LA KISS enter bye week 1-1 following overtime loss in Orlando". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. March 21, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ "LA KISS wins home opener, Defeats Portland Thunder 44-34". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "LA KISS Fall Just Short in 40-30 Loss to Cleveland Gladiators". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Defense Shines in Barnstormers 31-12 Victory over KISS". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. April 20, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "LA KISS fall to the San Jose SaberCats 32-48". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. April 27, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ "LA KISS Fall to Spokane Shock 70-21". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. May 4, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ "LA KISS battle Cleveland Gladiators to the very end 42-45". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. May 10, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "LA KISS fall to Pittsburgh Power, 50-26". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "LA KISS fall to undefeated Arizona Rattlers. 70-25". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. May 26, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  13. ^ "LA KISS fall to the San Jose SaberCats 35-63". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. June 8, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ "LA KISS defeat Portland Thunder in front of home crowd, 69-61". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. June 15, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "LA KISS fall to unbeaten Rattlers, 83-47". Los Angeles Kiss. Arenafan.com. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Shock Dismantle Talons 70-30". Spokane Shock. Arenafan.com. June 29, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  17. ^ "SaberCats Lock Up Division Title, Blow Out KISS 75-34". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Thunder smack KISS, 44-31". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Talons Fend Off KISS for an Emotional Victory". San Antonio Talons. Arenafan.com. July 22, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sharks Take Down KISS, 53-36, on Saturday Night". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014.