FC Cincinnati defender Ronald Matarrita underwent a successful surgical procedure on his ankle on Monday, April 4, the club announced today. Midfielder Ben Mines, currently on loan with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, also had a successful ankle operation on Tuesday, April 5.

Matarrita suffered the injury in a FIFA World Cup Qualifying match on Thursday, March 24 against Canada. Mines was injured in a training session while in Colorado. Both players received the surgery in New York, and as a result, they will each miss at least six months.

Matarrita has made two appearances for the Orange and Blue this season, including against Inter Miami CF at TQL Stadium, where he scored the opening goal and assisted Brandon Vazquez for two more in a 3-1 win.

Mines made three appearances at the beginning of the USL Championship season, scoring a goal in a 2-0 win against Birmingham Legion FC.

FC Cincinnati return to play on Saturday, April 16 at Atlanta United. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on WSTR 64, streamed regionally on fccincinnati.com/stream, out of market on ESPN+, on radio on ESPN 1530 while an audio stream will be available via the iHeartRadio app.

FC Cincinnati's 2022 schedule can be viewed, HERE. Fans can get the best tickets at the best price to the best matches all season long by purchasing season tickets at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling 513-977-KICK, that’s 513-977-5425. 

Fans can also purchase half-season ticket packages and single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are available now.

FC Cincinnati is in their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.