Carolina Velocity, FC Players Get A Shot At DC United's Development Academy

We are very proud to highlight two of our sensational players, Chris and Josh Portillo . The brothers, (ages 15 and 16 respectively) are Premier UK and Carolina Velocity, FC players. The boys travelled to Washington, DC this week to train with DC United’s Development Academy as part of an evaluation of potential candidates for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Our Director of Coaching, Andy Thompson, has trained the Portillo boys for over four years. Recognizing that the brothers have the caliber of talent and skill to thrive at the MLS Academy level, Andy contacted his colleagues, DC United Academy Director, Ryan Martin, and DC United Head Scout, Nathan Baker, to secure tryouts for our players. “Josh and Chris have a true love and passion for the game. They deserve this opportunity to express their talents in a professional academy setting, and to see how they compare to some of the best youth players in the country.” Andy stated.

Everyone at Carolina Velocity, FC. wishes the boys well this week in D.C., and we all look forward to the bright futures ahead for Chris and Josh!