- Mar 13, 2015
Last week's injury report specifically listed Matarrita as being suspended, not on international duty. There's clearly a reason for that and I think we can safely assume he will be available for this game unless we hear otherwise.Here is one possibility. Costa Rica played Friday. I suppose that maybe we are taking the position that after the game he was released and therefore was available for our game on Saturday.
Now, I think that is a bad argument. For one, Matarrita went 90 minutes on Friday. For another, the game was in Costa Rica, so it would have been a struggle for him to even get back by kickoff.
But, perhaps the league will look at the technicality that he was released from his national team at the final whistle on Friday night and therefore served his suspension on Saturday.