Rodney Wallace (above) and Ronald Matarrita will have another opportunity to play for Costa Rica in WCQ. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Two New York City FC players have been called into Costa Rica for its final two World Cup qualifiers in the CONCACAF hexagonal.
They are defender Ronald Matarrita and forward Rodney Wallace.
Matarrita returned from a broken right foot in the 1-0 victory at the Montreal Impact Wednesday night.
The Ticos (4-1-3, 15 points), who are in second place in the final qualifying round, have clinched at least a fourth-place playoff against an Asian side.
They need only one point in those two encounters — at home vs. fifth-place Honduras Friday or at third-place Panama Oct. 10.
The Costa Rica roster
GOALKEEPERS: Leonel Moreira (Herediano), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid/Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)
DEFENDERS: Johnny Acosta (Herediano), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United/USA), Cristian Gamboa (Celtic/Scotland), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Bologna/Italy), Kenner Gutierrez (Alajuelense), Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC/USA), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland/England), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Michael Umaña (Pars Jonoubi/Iran), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Canada)
MIDFIELDERS: Randall Azofeifa (Herediano), Christian Bolaños (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Canada), Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruña/Spain), David Guzman (Portland Timbers/USA), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon/Portugal), Yeltsin Tejeda (FC Laussane-Sport/Switzerland), Johan Venegas (Minnesota United/USA), Rodney Wallace (New York City FC/USA)
FORWARDS: Daniel Colindres (Saprissa), Ariel Rodriguez (Bangkok Glass/Thailand), Marco Ureña (San Jose Earthquakes/USA)