Ronald Matarrita training on Jan. 24

Seven Things to know about Ronald Matarrita

1. Before coming to New York City FC, Matarrita played for L.D. Alajuelense in Costa Rica where he had 67 appearances and scored four goals.

2. During his time at Alajuelense, Matarrita never recorded a red card.

3. This will not be the first time Matarrita has played against MLS teams. While playing with Alajulense, Matarrita played in the 2015 CONCACAF Champions League, which featured D.C. United and the Montreal Impact (who Alajulense loss to in the semi-finals).

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4. He has made six appearances with the Costa Rican National Team and also played with the Under-17 Team, Under-20 team, Under-22 team and Under-23 team.

5. Matarrita started two matches for the Costa Rican National Team during World Cup Qualifiers (against Haiti and Panama)

6. Mataritta scored one goal against the United States while playing for the Under-22 Costa Rican National Team 

7. Mataritta has some fancy footwork.


Fast feet now @rmatarrita_22 #NYCFC #WeAreOne

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