2015 Season Preview: Portugal – Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Americano (LPFA)

[tps_title]Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Americano – North Conference[/tps_title]

[tps_header]Porto Mutts[/tps_header]Portugal - Porto Mutts logo

The Mutts are a team that doesn’t need introduction in Portugal. They have one of the biggest offensive lines in the country and a defense that is packed with tackling and hitting machines. They are coached by João “Train” Marques who is also one of the best players in the league. They are known for a “run and pound” kind of game on offense and that will be the issue for this team coming into 2015. They need to be more creative and they need to get big plays from their big players.

The Mutts have invested a great deal in marketing and promotion this year and that is starting to show as new players and new coaches have been added.  After a disappointing 2014 season, Porto is looking to be a contender for the championship this upcoming season.

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Andre Amorim
André Amorim has been involved in American Football in Portugal for over 9 years, having played and coached in the only two teams that have won championships in that country. From 2007 to 2013 he played and coached with the Lisboa Navigators the most entitled team in all Portugal that also participated in international matches on the Spanish Second Division. For the past 4 years has been the head coach of the Lisboa Devils, current title holders in Portugal. Besides coaching, Amorim also works in the human resources field with personal development, team building and training. You can follow is coaching trip in IG @coachamorim.“
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