Player Details

Name

Ronald Matarrita

Pronunciation

MAT-a-ree-ta

Height

5' 9"

Weight

154 lbs

Date of Birth

7.9.1994 (27)

Birthplace

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
2022 MLS Regular Season
2022 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

FC Cincinnati acquired Ronald Matarrita from New York City FC in exchange for $500,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) on December 29, 2020.

2021 (FC Cincinnati): Made 22 appearances, all starts, scoring two goals and providing five assists, the second-highest total on the squad … made his debut for the Orange and Blue with an assist at Nashville SC (April 17), where he provided an assist on Luciano Acosta’s early goal to give FCC a 1-0 lead … recorded back-to-back assists in May beginning in the TQL Stadium opener vs. Inter Miami CF (May 16), where he assisted Alvaro Barreal’s 59th minute strike for the first FC Cincinnati goal in the club’s new stadium … provided the assist on Gustavo Vallecilla’s 86th minute game-winner on May 22 at CF Montréal … scored his first goal of the season at the Columbus Crew (Aug. 27), the first ever stoppage-time strike in club history, in a long range left-footed strike, his first goal since 2019 … scored again Sept. 29 at Toronto FC in the 38th minute to put FCC up 1-0 … earned two assists vs. Chicago Fire FC (Oct. 20), the third player in club history to accomplish that (Emmanuel Ledesma – 7/6/19 vs. HOU, Luciano Acosta – 9/11/21 vs. TOR).

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 … 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 … 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) … recorded his lone assist of the season at D.C. United (April 21) … 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 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 first start of the season and logged 90 minutes against Real Salt Lake (April 11) … 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 … returned to action against the New York Red Bulls (July 8) … scored a goal and recorded an assist against the Montreal Impact (July 11) … 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) … 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 … 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) … 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 … recorded first MLS assist against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (April 30) … recorded second consecutive assist at D.C. United (May 8) … 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) … recorded third assist of the season at Sporting Kansas City (July 10) … was unavailable for the next four matches due to injury … 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).

OUTSIDE MLS: Made over 70 appearances with Costa Rican side LD Alajuelense where he tallied four goals from 2013-14 to 2015-16 … made his debut in an international club competition against CD Árabe Unido (March 11, 2014) … made four appearances, all starts, in the Concacaf Champions League in 2015.

INTERNATIONAL: Has made 49 appearances, scoring three goals and recording four 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 … became a mainstay in Los Ticos lineup throughout 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification in Fall 2021, where he recorded an assist against the United State in Columbus (Oct. 14, 2021).