Philadelphia Barrage

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Philadelphia Barrage
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Team logo
League MLL
Conference Eastern
Founded 2001
Folded 2008
Home stadium N/A
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Colors Orange, Navy Blue, White
Head coach Tony Resch
Local media The Philadelphia Inquirer
Steinfeld Cups 3 (2004, 2006, 2007)
Division Championships 2 (2006, 2007)
Formerly Bridgeport Barrage
Philadelphia Barrage

The Philadelphia Barrage were a Men's Field Lacrosse team that was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the 2004 season until the 2008 season when they became a traveling team. Since the 2001 season, they have played in Major League Lacrosse. They started playing in the American Division, but were moved to the Eastern Conference in 2006. The team played as the Bridgeport Barrage from 2001 to 2003 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They ceased operations before the 2009 season due to the economic situation in the United States.

Franchise history[edit]

Bridgeport logo

The team played in Bridgeport, Connecticut from the 2001 to the 2003 season and relocated to the Philadelphia suburb of Villanova in 2004. From their initial move to Philadelphia, for the 2004 season, through the 2006 season, they played at Villanova Stadium, which is located on the campus of Villanova University. They had previously played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport where they hosted the inaugural Major League Lacrosse All Star Game in 2001. The Barrage made the playoffs for the first time in 2004 and won the Major League Lacrosse Championship over the Boston Cannons. The Barrage, after winning their 1st Eastern Conference Title, once again made the playoffs and won the Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2006 over the Denver Outlaws. For the 2007 season, the team moved to the United Sports Training Center in West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. The Barrage, after winning their 2nd Eastern Conference Title, once again made the playoffs and won the Major League Lacrosse Championship in 2007 over the Los Angeles Riptide. The Barrage become the first team in MLL History to win back to back Steinfield Cup titles by winning the championship in 2006 and 2007. They and the Baltimore/Chesapeake Bayhawks are only teams to date that has won three Steinfield Cups in the League's history.

After subsequent months of rumors, about the status and financial health of the franchise in 2007, Major League Lacrosse assumed operational control of the franchise in 2008. The Barrage played the full 2008 season as a travel team with their designated home games at league promotional sites outside of the Philadelphia area.[1] The team folded before the 2009 season.


Philadelphia Barrage
Year W L Regular season finish Playoffs
Bridgeport Barrage
2001 3 11 3rd in American Division ---
2002 3 11 3rd in American Division ---
2003 1 11 3rd in American Division ---
Philadelphia Barrage
2004 7 5 2nd in American Division Won semifinal 18-17 (OT) over Rattlers
Won championship 13-11 over Cannons
2005 4 8 3rd in American Division ---
2006 10 2 1st in Eastern Conference Won semifinal 17-12 over Cannons
Won championship 23-12 over Outlaws
2007 9 3 1st in Eastern Conference Won semifinal 13-12 (OT) over Outlaws
Won championship 16-13 over Riptide
2008 7 5 2nd in Eastern Conference Lost semifinal 16-15 (OT) to Rattlers
Totals 44 56 Regular Season Win % = .440 Total Playoff Record 6 - 1
Playoff Win % = 0.857


Coaches and others[edit]

  • Ted Garber 2001 (3-11)
  • Sal LoCascio 2002-2004 (11-27)
  • Tony Resch 2005–present (30-18)
  • Ken Paul 2001-2002 (General Manager)
  • Trey Reeder 2003-2004 (General Manager)
  • Keith Mecca 2005-2007 (General Manager)


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