Three names have been taken off New York City FC’s Injury Report for Saturday’s game versus Houston Dynamo.
Matarrita comes back into the reckoning following two and a half months out of action with a fractured foot and could make his first appearance since June.
The Costa Rican international has missed 11 games with the injury but returns just in time to boost his side’s MLS Playoffs charge after last appearing in the win over Minnesota in June.
Elsewhere, Lopez and White are both available for selection once more for the first time since August’s 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena.
Maxime Chanot and Yangel Herrera returned to the training field this week and are closing in on returns to full training but this game comes too soon for both the Luxembourgian and Venezuelan internationals.
For Houston, MLSSoccer.com’s Injury Report has George Malki out, while Charlie Ward and Phillipe Senderos are listed as “questionable”.
NYCFC can move six points clear of Chicago Fire in the standings with a win and close the gap to leaders Toronto to eight points.
OUT – Miguel Camargo, Maxime Chanot, Yangel Herrera
QUESTIONABLE – Alex Ring
OUT – George Malki
QUESTIONABLE – Phillipe Senderos, Charlie Ward