Sporting Kansas City signed Spanish playmaker Jordi Quintilla on Aug. 6, 2015. He converted the match-winning penalty kick in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final as Sporting KC defeated the Philadelphia Union 7-6 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
Quintilla developed as a youth at UE Lleida before moving to FC Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, where he trained alongside former Sporting KC midfielder Oriol Rosell. In 2012, he began his professional career as an 18-year-old with Barcelona B in Spain’s second division and later went on loan to CF Badalona and CE L'Hospitalet.
Before arriving in Kansas City, Quintilla spent the 2014/15 season with AC Ajaccio in the French Ligue 2 and played in 20 games across all competitions for the club.
2016: MLS regular season: Has started six matches and recorded one assist (410 minutes played). Tallied the first assist of his MLS career on Nuno Andre Coelho's game-winning goal in a 1-0 result at Seattle Sounders FC on March 6. Open Cup: Has not featured. Swope Park Rangers: Made one USL appearance, starting in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 on April 27.
2015: MLS regular season: Started three of eight appearances (274 minutes played). Made his MLS debut as a second-half substitute in a 2-1 loss at the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 29. Earned his first MLS start with a 90-minute performance in a 1-1 draw against Seattle on Sept. 27. MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not feature. Open Cup: Played 54 minutes as a second-half substitute in a championship win over the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 30 as Sporting KC prevailed 7-6 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation. He converted the match-winning penalty kick in the final.