Justin Portillo

Justin Jose Portillo (born September 9, 1992) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in MLS.

Justin Portillo
Personal information
Full name Justin Jose Portillo
Date of birth (1992-09-09) September 9, 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 43
Youth career
Lafreniere SC
2010–2013 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Baton Rouge Capitals 24 (1)
2012 Reading United 2 (0)
2013 K-W United FC 13 (1)
2014–2017 Charleston Battery 104 (18)
2018 Real Monarchs 32 (2)
2019– Real Salt Lake 4 (0)
2019–Real Monarchs (loan) 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 28, 2019


Portillo was raised in New Orleans and played at Coastal Carolina University, becoming the school's all-time leader in appearances.

Portillo signed a professional contract with USL Pro club Charleston Battery on March 19, 2014.[1] He made his professional debut three days later in a 1–1 draw with Orlando City.[2] At the end of the 2014 season, Portillo was voted the club's newcomer of the year after establishing himself as a key starter in central midfield.

After a season with USL side Real Monarchs, Portillo joined MLS side Real Salt Lake on February 26, 2019.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Chanticleer Justin Portillo Signs with Charleston Battery". GoCCUSports. Coastal Carolina University. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2020-02-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.rsl.com/post/2019/02/26/rsl-signs-justin-portillo-real-monarchs-slc

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