NYCFC’s left back defender Ronald Matarrita has been named to Major League Soccer’s best 24 under 24 for the second consecutive season, coming in at number 16. All MLS players aged 23 or younger before Oct. 22, 2017 were eligible for consideration. The final list of 24 players is determined by a panel made up of top soccer media members and the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff. The panel ranked eligible members based on the following criteria: technical ability, soccer IQ, physical attributes, personality, and potential. More information on the selection criteria and voters is available on MLSsoccer.com.