LIVE STREAM: Brazil – Sao Paolo Storm v. Vila Velha Tritoes, July 29 @ 5p EDT (12a July 30 CEST)

The Vila Velha Tritoes take on the Sao Paolo Storm Saturday at Kléber Andrade Stadium, just outside of Vila Velha fifth week of action in Brazil’s BFA.

This is the second game of the year for the Tritoes while Sao Paolo will be playing in their season opener. Vila Velha lost in the opening game to the Vasco da Gama Patriotas 24-18.

New head coach for the Tritoes, Lonnie Hursey will be entering this game better prepared than for the team’s opener. He had only been in Brazil a couple of weeks prior to that game:

“Our big problem at the premier is that we had only four practices together before the game. So we were trying to install a new playbook with the new plays. We got about half of what we needed to have a good game, and that showed. For this game we had three more weeks to install more plays and fix our mistakes from the first game, and I think you will see a totally different team on the field.”

Vila Velha Tritoes QB Laparish Lewis Photo: Roberto Pereira Junior

The Tritoes, who made it to the first round of the playoffs in the Brazilian Superliga in 2016,  rely on quarterback Laparish Lewis who also played for Hursey in Poland. Safety Ferreira Miranda anchors the defense.

The Storm have also added a new head coach in Lucas Cisneiros. After qualifying for the Superliga in 2016, Sao Paolo went on to win only one of the six regular season games. So starting on the road against a powerful Vila Velha squad is not an easy task. The last time a team from Sao Paolo won a game against the Tritoes in Vila Velha was in 2013.


“I see an evolution in attitude and commitment and that’s what I believe we’re going to build a solid foundation on. All wins are important, but certainly given the conditions of travel and facing a great team like the Tritões right away would make a win something doubly important.”

On offense, the Storm look to running back Giamas who scored six touchdowns in the Sal Paolo Football League this year. Inside linebacker Rodrigo Gutler is a key on defense.

Watch the game live here. Kickoff: Saturday, July 29 5p EDT (12a July 30 CEST)
The feed goes live 30 minutes before kickoff.

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.