Los Angeles Riptide
|Home stadium||The Home Depot Center Track and Field Facility|
|Based in||Carson, California|
|Colors||Teal, Orange, Black, Gray, White
|Head coach||John Tucker|
|General manager||G. W. Mix|
|Local media||Los Angeles Times
|Division Championships||1 (2007)|
The Los Angeles Riptide were a lacrosse team based in Carson, California. From 2006 to 2008, they played in Major League Lacrosse. They ceased operations before the 2009 season due to the economic situation in the United States.
In March 2005, MLL announced that Los Angeles would receive the first of the planned four western expansion teams for the 2006 season.
The Riptide's ownership group was the Anschutz Entertainment Group. This group also owns and operates the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS, their minor-league affiliates the Manchester Monarchs and Reading Royals.
The first Los Angeles Ripide player was Michael Watson, who was selected with the top pick in the 2006 MLL expansion draft.
|Los Angeles Riptide|
|Year||W||L||Regular season finish||Playoffs|
|2006||6||6||3rd in Western Conference||–|
|2007||9||3||1st in Western Conference||Won semifinal 15–14 over Rattlers
Lost championship 16–13 to Barrage
|2008||7||5||2nd in Western Conference||Lost semifinal 13–12 to Outlaws|
|Totals||22||14||Regular Season Win % = .611||Total Playoff Record 1–2
Playoff Win % = .333
Coaches and others
- Head Coach – John Tucker
- Assistant Coach – Mike Allan
- Assistant Coach – Shawn Trell
- Head Athletic Trainer – Paul Lacanilao
- Team Physician – Dr. Luga Podesta, M.D.
- Equipment Manager – Brian Eisenberg
- Team Administrator – Shant Kasparian
- "Los Angeles Riptide History". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2007-05-18.