The soccer community will be honoring referee Ricardo Portillo on Wednesday May 8th before the funeral services. Real Salt Lake and the Utah soccer community will be gathering around 4:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 715 W. 300 North, Salt Lake City to line the route and show respect for him. Please come out and show your love and support for him and his family.
Real Salt Lake has posted all of the details here: http://www.realsaltlake.com/news/2013/05/soccer-community-honor-slain-volunteer-soccer-referee-ricardo-portillo
Make sure to dress appropriate for the weather and wear a soccer jersey of some kind.
We hope to see as many of you out there as possible to pay your respect to Mr. Portillo and the game that we love.
A tragedy like this really puts things in perspective. Let’s hope we can all continue to show our passion for the beautiful game, while at the same time be respectful to those who dedicate so much to it.