Colombia U-20 national team forward acquired by the Dynamo in transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. on May 13, 2015.
2016 MLS: Tied for the team lead with six goals in MLS play despite not starting a game until 8/14 … Led the team with nine goals across all competitions … Scored two goals vs. Colorado Rapids on 10/8 … Tallied his first MLS hat trick vs. Portland Timbers on 9/24 … Sixth hat trick in Dynamo history and first since 4/29/11 … At 21, was youngest to record hat trick in MLS in 2016 and youngest in Dynamo history … Named MLS Player of the Week … Scored first MLS goal in 30th minute at Sporting Kansas City on 9/24 … Made first MLS start and recorded first MLS assist in 8/14 draw with Toronto FC … OPEN CUP: Scored three goals in three games … Also scored vs. Real Sociedad in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on 5/24 … Had two goals in four appearances on loan with RGV FC (326 minutes)
2015 MLS: Scored first Dynamo goal, the game-winning header in 1-0 Open Cup win vs. Colorado on 6/30 (first Dynamo start) … Made Dynamo debut as a substitute in a 2-0 Open Cup win vs. Austin Aztex on 6/17 and assisted Ricardo Clark's stoppage time goal
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Scored six goals in 32 appearances across all competitions (Primera A and Copa Colombia) with Uniautónoma in Colombia's First Division... Scored the crucial goal to keep Uniautónoma in the Colombian top flight (Categoria Primera A) in 2014, a late winner in the last regular season game to qualify for a playoff...Before debuting with the first team, Manotas starred with Uniautónoma’s U-20 team in 2013 and later in the Campeonato Postobon.
INTERNATIONAL: Helped the Colombia Under-20 national team qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a second place finish at the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship in Uruguay this January and February. Manotas appeared in three games (one start) and scored against Brazil in the group stage.
Full name: Mauro Andrés Manotas Páez