Ronald Matarrita

Ronald Matarrita
Ronald Matarrita
Ronald Matarrita
Defender
18
Real Name: Ronald Matarrita
HT: 5' 9" WT: 154
Pronunciation: MAT-a-ree-ta
Age: 26 (07/09/1994)
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica
Hometown: Alajuela, Costa Rica

2020 (New York City FC): Made 28 appearances, including 26 starts and recording three assists across all competitions … made one appearance, a start, in the MLS Cup playoffs … started in the season opener against Columbus Crew SC (March 1) and logged 90 minutes … played consecutive 90 minutes against Toronto FC (March 7) … logged 90 minutes against Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 25) and the New England Revolution (Sept. 2) … missed two games due to injury against FC Cincinnati (Sept. 12) and the New England Revolution (Sept. 19) … made first substitute appearance against Toronto FC (Sept. 23) and logged 20 minutes … returned to the starting lineup against FC Cincinnati (Sept. 26) and logged 77 minutes … made second substitute appearance against the New England Revolution (Oct. 11) and logged 20 minutes .. recorded two shots at Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 18) … finished regular season with 11 straight appearances … started in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs against Orlando City SC (Nov. 21) … logged 115 minutes in the match … made four appearances, all starts and recorded one assist in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League … started and recorded an assist in the first leg of the round of 16 against A.D. San Carlos (Feb. 20) … logged 62 minutes in the second leg against A.D. San Carlos (Feb. 26) … played the full match against Tigres UANL (March 11) in the first leg of the quarterfinal … logged 70 minutes in the second leg of the quarterfinal against Tigres UANL (Dec. 15).

2019 (New York City FC): Made 24 appearances, all starts, scoring one goal and recording one assist … made one appearance in the MLS Cup playoffs … missed the first two matches of the season at Orlando City SC (March 2) and at D.C. United (March 10) due to injury … made season debut against LAFC (March 17) … was unavailable against Toronto FC (March 29) … returned to the starting lineup against the Montreal Impact (April 6) … recorded his lone assist of the season at D.C. United (April 21) … was unavailable against Orlando City SC (April 27) and at the Montreal Impact (May 4) due to injury … returned to action and made consecutive appearances at LA Galaxy (May 11) and at the Chicago Fire (May 25) … was an unused substitute at Columbus Crew SC (June 1) … was unavailable against FC Cincinnati (June 6) and the Philadelphia Union (June 29) due to representing Costa Rica in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup … returned to action against Seattle Sounders FC (July 3) … logged 11 consecutive appearances before receiving a red card against the New York Red Bulls (Aug. 24) … was unavailable at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Aug. 31) … was unavailable against New England Revolution (Sept. 7) following international callup with Costa Rica … returned to the starting lineup against Toronto FC (Sept. 11) … scored a goal in the series finale at the Philadelphia Union (Oct. 6) … started and logged 90 minutes in the Eastern Conference semifinal against Toronto FC (Oct. 23) … made one appearance, a start, in the U.S. Open Cup … logged 120 minutes in the quarterfinal match at Orlando City SC (July 10).

 

2018 (New York City FC): Made 24 appearances, including 15 starts, scoring two goals and recording two assists … made two appearances, both starts, recording one assist in the MLS Cup playoffs … made season debut at Sporting Kansas City (March 4) … was unavailable against the New England Revolution (March 24) and the San Jose Earthquakes (March 31) with an injury … made first start of the season and logged 90 minutes against Real Salt Lake (April 11) … recorded second start of the season at the Portland Timbers (April 22) … was unavailable against FC Dallas (April 29) and the New York Red Bulls (May 5) with an injury … returned to action and made an appearance at LAFC (May 13) … returned to the starting lineup and scored a goal against the Colorado Rapids (May 19) … was unavailable against Orlando City SC (June 2) and Atlanta United FC (June 9) while on international duty … was unavailable against Toronto FC (June 24) and Chicago Fire (June 30) … returned to action against the New York Red Bulls (July 8) … scored a goal and recorded an assist against the Montreal Impact (July 11) … returned to the starting lineup against Columbus Crew SC (July 14) … was an unused substitute at Orlando City SC (July 26) … returned to the starting lineup and logged 90 minutes at Seattle Sounders FC (July 29) … logged 90 minutes in consecutive matches against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Aug. 4) and at Toronto FC (Aug. 12) … received a red card at the Philadelphia Union (Aug. 18) … was suspended against the New York Red Bulls (Aug. 22) … started in the final eight games of the season … started and logged 90 minutes in the Eastern Conference knockout round against the Philadelphia Union (Oct. 31) … started and logged 90 minutes in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal at Atlanta United FC (Nov. 4) … was an unused substitute in the second leg of the semifinal match against Atlanta United FC (Nov. 11).

2017 (New York City FC): Made 12 appearances, including eight starts, recording three assists … made two appearances, including one start in the MLS Cup playoffs … started and logged 90 minutes in the season opener at Orlando City SC (March 5) … recorded two assists, including the game-winning assist, against the San Jose Earthquakes (April 1) … recorded third assist of the season at the Philadelphia Union (April 14) … was unavailable for the next eight matches due to injury … returned to action against the Philadelphia Union (June 3) … was unavailable against Seattle Sounders FC (June 17) while on international duty with Costa Rica … returned and made an appearance at the New York Red Bulls (June 24) … logged nine minutes against Minnesota United FC (June 29) after suffering an injury … was unavailable for the next 11 matches of the season … returned to the matchday squad but did not make an appearance against Houston Dynamo (Sept. 23) … returned to the starting lineup at the Montreal Impact (Sept. 27) … was an unused substitution at the Chicago Fire (Sept. 30) … made an appearance in the last two regular season games at the New England Revolution (Oct. 15) and against Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 22) … made an appearance and logged 34 minutes in the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal match at Columbus Crew SC (Oct. 31) … started and logged 90 minutes in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal match against Columbus Crew SC (Nov. 5).

2016 (New York City FC): Made 25 appearances, including 23 starts, scoring one goal and recording five assists … made two appearances, both starts in the MLS Cup playoffs … made New York City FC and MLS debut in the season opener at Chicago Fire (March 6)  … was unavailable against the New England Revolution (March 26) while on international duty with Costa Rica … made an appearance and started against the Chicago Fire (April 1) … recorded first MLS assist against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (April 30) … recorded second consecutive assist at D.C. United (May 8) … was unavailable against Toronto FC (May 18) …returned to the starting lineup against the New York Red Bulls (May 21) … was unavailable against Orlando City SC (May 29) and Real Salt Lake (June 2) while on international duty … returned to the starting lineup against Philadelphia Union (June 18) … scored first MLS goal at Seattle Sounders FC (June 25) … made first appearance as a substitute against the New York Red Bulls (July 3) … recorded third assist of the season at Sporting Kansas City (July 10) … was unavailable for the next four matches due to injury … made an appearance at Columbus Crew SC (Aug. 13) … returned to the starting lineup against the LA Galaxy (Aug. 20) … was unavailable against D.C. United (Sept. 1) while on international duty … returned to the starting lineup at the New England Revolution (Sept. 10) … recorded back-to-back assists against FC Dallas (Sept. 17) and the Chicago Fire (Sept. 23) … started and logged 90 minutes in both legs of the Eastern Conference semifinal matches against Toronto FC (Oct. 30 & Nov. 6).

2015-16 (LD Alajuelense): Made 22 appearances, all starts, scoring one goal and recording two assists across all competitions … made 16 appearances, scoring one goal and recording one assist in the Primera Division Apertura … made season debut against CS Uruguay (Aug. 3) and scored a goal … was not available for the next four matches … returned and started against AD Carmelita (Aug. 31) …logged 90 minutes in five consecutive matches … was unavailable against CS Uruguay (Oct. 4) while on international duty … returned against Belen FC (Oct. 19) … recorded first assist of the season against Deportivo Saprissa (Nov. 8) … made eight straight appearances before being unavailable against La U Universitarios (Nov. 30) … made four appearances, all starts in the Primera División Apertura playoffs … made two starts and scored one goal in the Copa de Costa Rica … logged 90 minutes and scored against Santos de Guápiles FC (July 21) in the first leg of the third round.

2014-15 (LD Alajuelense): Made 41 appearances, including 32 starts, scoring three goals and recording two assists across all competitions … made 11 appearances, including five starts, scoring two goals and recording two assists in the Primera Division Apertura … was unavailable for the season opener against Santos de Guápiles FC (Aug. 18) … made first appearance of the season against CS Uruguay (Aug. 25) … made first start of the season against Santos de Guápiles FC (Oct. 4) … recorded second start against Municipal Pérez Zeledón (Oct. 19) … was unavailable for the next five matches … made an appearance against AD Carmelita (Nov. 13) … recorded two assists against Limon FC (Nov. 17) … recorded two goals, including first professional goal, against AS Puma (Nov. 30) … made two appearances in the Primera Division Apertura playoffs in the semifinal match against Deportivo Saprissa (Dec. 5 & 9) … made 19 appearances, including 17 starts, scoring one goal in the Primera División Clausura … made season debut against Santos FC (Jan. 18) … recorded first goal of the season against Belen FC (Jan. 29) … made first substitute appearance against AD Carmelita (Feb. 5) … started the season with 12 straight appearances before being unavailable against CS Uruguay (March 15) … returned and made an appearance against Belen FC (March 25) … was unavailable against CS Cartaginés (April 5) … returned and made an appearance against Deportivo Saprissa (April 13) … was unavailable in the season finale against AS Puma (May 6) due to yellow card accumulation … made four starts in the Primera División Clausura play-offs … missed the final penalty in the penalty shootout in the second leg of the final against CS Herediano (May 23) … made four appearances, all starts, in the Concacaf Champions League … made two appearances, all starts, in the Copa de Costa Rica.

2013-14 (LD Alajuelense): Made 14 appearances, including 12 starts, recording one assist across all competitions … made three appearances, including two starts, in the Copa de Costa Rica … made professional debut and start against La U Universitarios (July 12) …made first appearance as a substitute against AD Carmelita (July 21) … did not make an appearance in the Primera División Apertura but did make the matchday squad on three occasions against CS Uruguay (Sept. 6), Santos de Guápiles FC (Sept. 9) and CS Cartaginés (Nov. 8) … made 10 appearances, including nine starts, and recording three assists in the Primera División Clausura … made his league debut in the first division against Limon FC (Jan. 16), started and logged 90 minutes after being unavailable for the season opener against AD Carmelita (Jan. 12) … was unavailable against CS Uruguay (Jan. 20) … made an appearance against Puntarenas FC (Jan. 26) and recorded first professional assist … was unavailable against CS Herediano (Jan. 30) … made an appearance and logged an assist against Santos de Guápiles FC (Feb. 9) … made four consecutive appearances from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23 before being unavailable for five matches … logged 90 minutes in consecutive matches against Santos de Guápiles FC (March 30), CS Uruguay (April 5) and CS Cartaginés (April 11) … recorded third assist of the season against CS Uruguay (April 5) … was unavailable against Deportivo Saprissa (April 13) …made final appearance of the season against AD Carmelita (April 16) … made one appearance, a start, in the Concacaf Champions League … made his debut in an international club competition against CD Árabe Unido (March 11).

International (Costa Rica): Has made 37 appearances, including 27 starts, scoring three goals and recording two assists for the Costa Rica national team … made debut with Costa Rica in an international friendly vs. Brazil (Sept. 5, 2015), started and logged 90 minutes … made an appearance in an official match against Haiti (Nov. 14, 2015) in a FIFA World Cup qualifier … started and logged 90 minutes in all three Group A matches of the Copa America Centenario 2016 … scored first goal with the national team in a FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Panama (Sept. 7, 2016) … scored second goal against Trinidad and Tobago (Nov. 12, 2016) in a FIFA World Cup qualifier … recorded first assist with the national team in the next match against United States (Nov. 16, 2016) … was unavailable in the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup due to injury … was unavailable for the 2018 FIFA World Cup due to injury … recorded third goal against Chile (Nov. 17, 2018) in a friendly … recorded an assist against Peru (Nov. 21, 2018) … made two appearances and one start in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.

Personal: Born July 9, 1994 in Alajuela, Costa Rica.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2021FC Cincinnati110901201000
2020New York City FC211901649216331220
2019New York City FC242411979125630071
2018New York City FC2415213672241226441
2017New York City FC12806963205130
2016New York City FC252311988525928240
Career Totals-10790477691494301219202
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