2018: Voted Team MVP in 2018, Portillo appeared in 32 matches and made 30 starts. Playing 2,697 minutes, he scored twice and assisted six times.
2017: Earned USL All-League Second team honors for his performance during the 2017 regular season that saw him feature in 33 matches for the Battery, all of which were starts. The 25-year-old notched four goals and six assists in 2970 minutes, tying with teammate Taylor Mueller for the most minutes played for the Battery in 2017.
2016: Played 26 matches for Charleston Battery, scoring six goals while adding four assists in 2164 minutes played.
2015: In 29 games played, he scored six goals and added three assists in 2242 minutes played.
Collegiate: Concluded career at Coastal Carolina as the all-time leader in matches played with 89 and matches started with 87 ...
SCOUTING REPORT: “Portillo is a grinder… he’s the exact type of grit we were looking to add to our team for 2018… he has made all-league teams in the past and is a guy who has incredible work ethic and tenacity… he will be a part of one of the best midfields in the USL…”
PERSONAL: Youth club teammate and close friend of D.C United striker Patrick Mullins … Holds both US and Salvadoran citizenship … Older brother Josey played soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University and was Justin's teammate in PDL play with Baton Rouge