Los Angeles Riptide

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Los Angeles Riptide
Los Angeles Riptide logo.png
Team logo
League MLL
Conference Western
Founded 2005
Folded 2008
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
Steinfeld Cups None
Division Championships 1 (2007)
Website LARiptide.com

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.

Franchise history[edit]

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.[1]

The first Los Angeles Ripide player was Michael Watson, who was selected with the top pick in the 2006 MLL expansion draft.[1]


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[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ a b "Los Angeles Riptide History". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2007-05-18.