Ronald Matarrita

Ronald Matarrita
Ronald Matarrita
Ronald Matarrita
Defender
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Real Name: Ronald Matarrita
HT: 5' 9" WT: 154
Age: 25 (07/09/1994)
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica

Acquired: Signed from Alajuelense on Jan. 20, 2016.

Club Career

2018: Ronald Matarrita unfortunately missed out on the 2018 World Cup due to an injury early in Costa Rica’s training camp. From that point, it was rehabilitation to get ready for NYCFC’s fourth campaign. The versatile left-sided player came back strong, earning 15 starts in 24 games, scoring two goals and logging two assists for NYCFC on the way to his third straight appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs. 

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

International Career

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.

Honors

Costa Rican Primera Division: 2013-2014 Invierno

NYCFC Defensive Player of the Year 2016

 

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019New York City FC181801447117420061
2018New York City FC2415213672241226441
2017New York City FC12806963205130
2016New York City FC252311988525928240
Career Totals-796435498116825797172
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