Acquired: Signed from Alajuelense on Jan. 20, 2016.
2017: Ronald Matarrita had a successful 2017 despite a lengthy injury layoff, helping Costa Rica secure a 2018 World Cup berth and providing constant danger down the left wing for NYCFC when healthy. In eight starts, Matarrita contributed three assists and contributed his fair share of defensive work.
2016: Costa Rican fullback Ronald Matarrita was named NYCFC’s Defensive Player of the Year at the end of 2016, following a tremendous season. Now one of the first names on Patrick Vieira’s teamsheet, Ronald played 27 games in 2016, assisting five and scoring one goal. “Mata” also enjoyed a great year at international level, scoring against Trinidad and Tobago in the Hexagonal series of FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November.
2012-2016: LD Alajuelense: 67 Appearances: 4 Goals
2015: Costa Rica: 6 Appearances
Matarrita is a mainstay defender in the Costa Rican National Team set up, having progressed from the U-17 level in 2010 to the first-team in 2015. Mata helped Los Ticos through to the Hexagonal section of FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying and scored against Trinidad & Tobago in November 2016.
Costa Rican Primera Division: 2013-2014 Invierno
NYCFC Defensive Player of the Year 2016