HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Alajulense on January 20, 2016.
NYCFC acquired a promising CONCACAF talent before the start of the 2016 season, and Matarrita will hope to continue the ascendance of his career with a solid introductory season in the big apple. After struggles to defend in the inaugural campaign, there will likely be opportunities across the NYCFC back line in the 2016 season.
INTERNATIONAL: Matarrita is a mainstay defender in the Costa Rican National Team set up, having progressed from the U-17 level in 2010 to the first-team in 2015 where he has earned six caps since September. He started the two most recent World Cup Qualifying games for Costa Rica against Panama & Haiti in November.