ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Justin Portillo helped New Mexico United secure a pair of wins this last week and as a result has been honored as the USL Championship’s Player of the Week. Portillo had a pair of goals and an assist in New Mexico’s 7-0 victory over Phoenix Rising last Tuesday. He followed that with a long-range goal in a 2-1 road victory at Indy 11 this past Saturday.

Portillo also completed 74 of 83 passes, won 10 of 14 duels, and created five total chances over the two matches. After the first win over Phoenix, Portillo talked about his team’s performance on the field. “The staff, they draw up some great plays, and they kind of make it easy for me,” said Portillo. “Sometimes I just try to put the ball in a certain area. I try to do that the best I can and then we got guys that go get it.” New Mexico United is on a three-game win streak and has 5 wins, 2 losses, and 4 ties. New Mexico is at Orange County SC Saturday.


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