Justin Portillo

Justin Portillo
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Midfielder
  • 5' 6"
  • 135 lbs.
  • 09-09-1992

WHAT COACHES SAY: "Mobile central midfielder with strong work rate and high soccer IQ ... Excellent soccer player ... The knock is his size: 5-foot-5, 135lbs ... Small, slight player but very rarely turns the ball over. Excellent in possession ... At the next level he doesn't have the ability to cover ground. He'd have to play outside ... His size forces him outside. Would be great in a diamond ... Very good. Good engine and busy on the ball. ... He'll go looking for the game and can definitely play and keep possession for your team. As a wide guy can do some things. Has enough soccer in there that can help him ... Don't see him as a wide player. He tends to be around the ball ... Not your typical winger ... More of a guy to play in combination, not get by people ... Good soccer brain, but won't get in behind and serve the ball from out wide. But can play tucked in ... Won't lose the ball ... He knows his limits and he doesn't get caught on the ball ... Not an MLS guy as 5-5 ... Too many more powerful guys out there. But he's a great player. He'd be good roster player."

COLLEGE (Coastal Carolina): Concluded Chanticleers career as all-time leader in matches played with 89 and matches started with 87 ... 2013: Led CCU to a 19-5-0 overall record, a fourth straight NCAA tournament bid and NCAA tournament Round of 16 appearance as a senior in 2013 … First Team All-Big South ... Starter in each of Coastal's 21 matches before suffering a season ending injury ... 2012: Recorded four goals and 10 assists … First team All-Big South selection ... One of three Chants to start all 25 games, logging 2,200 minutes ... 2011: Started each of Coastal's 22 games (4 goals, 4 assists) ... First Team All-Big South … 2010: Started in 19 of 21 appearances with two goals and six assists.

PDL: Played 13 matches (one goal, one assist) for Canadian club K-W United FC in 2013 … Also played for Reading United in 2012 and Baton Rouge Capitals in 2010, 2011 seasons.

CLUB: Played at youth level for New Orleans-area club Chicago Fire Juniors Louisiana (formerly known as Lafreniere SC) ... Part of four Louisiana State Club Championship squads.

PERSONAL: Youth club teammate and close friend of Maryland star 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.

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