2019: Portillo scored two goals and four assists in his second season with Real Monarchs. He started in 19 of his 20 appearances and played 1,785 minutes. During the Monarchs playoff run, Portillo had two assists.
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