HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on Feb. 26, 2019.
Portillo is a mobile central midfielder with strong work rate and high soccer IQ that has excelled at the USL Championship level. He should push for playing time with RSL in 2019.
OUTSIDE MLS: Portillo was voted Real Monarchs SLC Team MVP in 2018 after appearing in 32 matches while making 30 starts. Playing 2,697 minutes, he scored twice and assisted six times in his first year with the Monarchs. Prior to his arrival in Utah, Portillo earned USL All-League Second team honors for his performance during the 2017 regular season that saw him feature in 33 matches for the Charleston Battery, all of which were starts. He notched four goals and six assists in 2970 minutes in 2017. The New Orleans, Louisiana native played a total of three seasons with the Battery, totaling 88 matches played, 16 goals scored while adding 13 assists. In total, he has made 142 appearances in the USL Championship across the regular season and playoffs in his career – tied for fifth-most in the league since his debut for the Battery at the start of the 2014 season. He’s recorded 20 goals and 21 assists in that span.
COLLEGE: Portillo concluded a collegiate career at Coastal Carolina as the all-time leader in matches played with 89 and matches started with 87.
NOTES: Youth club teammate and close friend of Patrick Mullins…Holds both US and Salvadoran citizenship.