Costa Rica’s Matarrita to miss Gold Cup with foot injury
A broken foot will keep Costa Rica’s Ronald Matarrita (pictured) out of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

NEW YORK -- Costa Rica international Ronald Matarrita will miss the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and faces three to four months on the sidelines after suffering a broken fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

The 22-year-old defender, who made his first start in more than a month since returning from an ankle injury, incurred the injury early in New York City FC's 3-1 win over visiting Minnesota United in a Major League Soccer game Thursday night.

“Everyone at the club will be supporting Ronald and is looking forward to having him join us back on the field once he is ready," said head coach Patrick Vieira.  "He is a fantastic professional and we know he will work exceptionally hard with our medical team to come back fitter and stronger than ever.”

Costa Rica opens its Gold Cup schedule against Honduras on July 7 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.