Ronald Matarrita was at the top of his game at both ends of the field for NYC FC Saturday. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

New York City FC defender Ronald Matarrita was named FrontRowSoccer.com’s player of the week Monday.

Matarrita was honored for the week ending Sunday, April 2.

The Costa Rican left back helped set up both City goals in its 2-1 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday and played a solid game at left back.

His pass from the left side enabled striker David Villa to flip a back-heel pass to Jack Harrison, who tallied the equalizing goal in the 10th minute.

Matarrita helped set up the game-winning goal in the 67th minute. Alexander Callens sent Villa a pass from the left flank. Villa did another backheel pass to Matarrita on the left side of the penalty area. Matarrita then sliced a pass across the box to McNamara, who beat goalkeeper David Bingham from 15 yards.

Match Highlights: A big day in the Bronx

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎New York City FC‎‏ في 2 أبريل، 2017

 

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FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week winners

Week 1 (March 6) — Joseph Bendik (Orlando City SC)

Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 3 (March 20) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)

Week 5 (April 3) — Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)