Mauro Manotas

Mauro Manotas
Mauro Manotas
Mauro Manotas
Forward
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Real Name: Mauro Manotas
HT: 6' 0" WT: 155
International
Designated Player
Age: 24 (07/15/1995)
Birthplace: Sabanalarga, Colombia
Hometown: Sabanalarga, Colombia

Skillful young forward that set club records for most goals scored in a calendar year and in an MLS season. Is the first player in Club history to score 10 or more goals in three consecutive seasons. Won the Golden Boot in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and is the club's all-time leading scorer in the Open Cup. Acquired by the Dynamo on a full transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. on May 13, 2015. Signed a three-year contract extension on Feb. 22, 2019.

2020 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Started and scored his 49th goal in MLS play in Houston’s 1-1 draw on Feb. 29 with the LA Galaxy on Opening Day at BBVA Stadium

2019 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Tallied an assist in Houston's 2-1 victory over Orlando on Sept. 21… Scored in Houston's 2-1 loss at Vancouver on Sept. 14 at BC Place… Scored and tallied an assist in Houston's 2-0 victory over Minnesota on Sept. 11… Tallied his sixth assist of the season at Dallas on Aug. 25… Scored his 10th and 11th goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Colorado on Aug. 17… Finished with a multi-goal match on Aug. 17, his eighth multi-goal match in league play and is now tied with FW Will Bruin for the most multi-goal matches in club history… Scored his ninth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss at New York City on Aug. 8… Tallied a match-winning assist and his eighth goal of the season in a 3-1 victory over Toronto on July 20… Passed club legend Brad Davis for third in Dynamo history with his 42nd career goal with his goal against the New York Red Bulls in a 4-0 victory on July 3… Tied club legend Brad Davis for third in Dynamo history with his 41st career goal when he headed in a corner kick in a 1-1 draw vs. Portland on May 15… Recorded his sixth career brace, converting a penalty and then bagging the match-winner in a 2-1 win over Dallas on May 4 to earn his second consecutive Audi MLS Team of the Week inclusion… Bagged the match-winning goal, his third tally of the season and second match-winner, in the third minute of a 2-0 win over Columbus on April 27 to earn a spot on the Audi MLS Team of the Week… Tied a career-high with two assists, setting up both scores in a 2-1 win over San Jose on April 13… Recorded his second assist of the season when he set up FW Alberth Elis for the final goal in a 4-1 win at Colorado on March 30… Made his 100th league appearance on March 16 in a 3-2 win over Vancouver… Scored in his fifth straight league match and netted his fifth career match-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Montreal on March 9 with an 86th-minute strike… Scored the match-tying goal in a 1-1 draw on Opening Day against Real Salt Lake on March 2… Concacaf Champions League: Started all four of Houston's Champions League matches… Scored a brace in just 21 minutes to give Houston a 2-1 win in the return leg of the Round of 16 series vs. CD Guastatoya on Feb. 26, and a 3-1 aggregate series win, earning Concacaf Team of the Week honors

2018 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Played in 33 matches for the Dynamo and set club single-season records for goals in an MLS season (19), goals in the U.S. Open Cup (6) and goals in all competitions (25)… Named the team's Most Valuable Player and Players' Player of the Year and also won club Golden Boot with 19 goals… Earned team Ironman of the Year honors after playing a team-high 2,633 minutes… Finished tied for fourth in the league with 19 goals… Bagged a brace on Decision Day to lead a thrilling 3-2 comeback win at LA Galaxy on Oct. 28… Scored his 17th goal of the season in a 3-2 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 21… Scored his 16th goal of the season and recorded his first assist of the season in a 4-2 loss against Los Angeles FC on Oct. 12, earning a spot in the MLS Team of the Week… Scored his 15th goal of the season in a 3-2 win against 3-2 San Jose Earthquakes on Sept. 29, which broke the club single-season scoring record and earned him a spot in the MLS Team of the Week… Scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season in a 4-1 win against Portland Timbers on Sept. 15… Scored his 12th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss at FC Dallas on Sept. 1… Scored his 11th goal of the season in a 3-1 loss against Philadelphia Union on July 25… Scored his 10th goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas on July 21… Scored his ninth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against Los Angeles FC on July 3… Scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in a 3-2 loss at Sporting Kansas City on June 23, earning him MLS Team of the Week honors… Scored his sixth goal of the season in a 2-0 win against Colorado Rapids on June 9… Scored his fifth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 11… Scored his fourth goal of the season in a 5-1 win against Toronto FC on April 21, becoming the seventh Dynamo player to score at 20 goals for the club… Scored his third goal of the season in a 2-2 draw at San Jose Earthquakes on April 14… Scored his second goal of the season in a 2-2 draw at DC United on March 17… Made his season debut on Opening Day and scored a goal in a 4-0 win over Atlanta United FC on March 3

2017 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Named Dynamo's Young Player of the Year for the second year in a row… Played in 33 matches and started in 24 during the regular season… Scored his 10th goal of the season in a 3-0 win against Chicago Fire on October 22… Scored his ninth goal of the season in a 1-1 draw at New York City FC on September 23… Dished his fifth assist of the season in a 2-1 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC on August 19… Scored his eighth goal of the season in a 3-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on August 12, extending his single season personal high to eight goals… Scored his seventh goal setting a single season personal high in a 2-2 draw vs. Portland Timbers on July 29… Scored his sixth goal of the season in a 3-1 win at D.C. United on July 22… Nominated to 2017 MLS All-Star Game… Dished multiple assists (2) for the first time in his MLS career in a 3-1 win against Montreal Impact in July 5… Scored his fifth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw at Los Angeles Galaxy on June 17… Scored his fourth goal of the season and dished his second assists of the season in a 5-1 win vs. Real Salt Lake on May 31… Earned a spot on GOAL.com's Team of the Week for Week 10 after recording two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win vs. Orlando City SC (May 6)… Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 tie vs. Minnesota United FC on April 15… Made his first start of the season in a 4-1 win vs. New York Red Bulls on April 1… Named to the bench of MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 5 vs. New York Red Bulls on April 1… Made season debut coming as a sub for FW Erick Torres at the 81st minutes in a 3-1 win vs. Columbus Crew SC on March 11… Playoffs: Made four appearances and three starts during the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs… His first postseason goal was a match-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Portland Timbers on November 5… Made his postseason debut in a 0-0 draw against Portland Timbers on October 30

2016 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Tied for the team lead with six goals in MLS play despite not starting a match until Aug. 14… Led the team with nine goals across all competitions… Scored two goals in 3-2 loss to Colorado Rapids Oct. 8… Tallied his first career MLS hat trick in a 3-1 win over Portland on Sept. 24. It was the sixth hat trick in Houston Dynamo history and first since April 29, 2011. At age 21, he was the youngest player in MLS to record hat trick in 2016 and youngest to record feat in Dynamo history… Named MLS Player of the Week for his hat trick vs. Portland on Sept. 24… Scored his first career MLS goal in the 30th minute at Sporting KC Sept. 9… Made first career MLS start and earned first MLS assist in Aug. 14 draw with Toronto FC… Also scored vs. Real Sociedad in BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup May 24… Had two goals in four appearances on loan with RGV FC (326 total minutes) in USL

2015 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO)

Scored first Dynamo goal, the match-winning header in 1-0 2015 U.S. Open Cup win vs. Colorado on June 30, in his start for the Dynamo… Made Dynamo debut as substitute in 2-0 win vs. Austin on June 17 and assisted on Ricardo Clark’s stoppage time goal

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP

Holds the club record for most goals scored in the Open Cup with 10, including six in the 2018 tournament… In 2018, started in four matches, scoring the match-winning goal in the Round of 16 1-0 win against Minnesota United FC on June 18, two more in a 4-2 win against Sporting Kansas City on July 18 leading the team to the semifinals, one more in a 3-3 (7-6 pen.) victory against Los Angeles FC on August 8 and two more to win the Golden Boot and help the Dynamo win the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup… In 2016, scored three goals to help the Dynamo advance to the quarterfinals… In 2015, scored first Dynamo goal, the match-winning header in 1-0 2015 U.S. Open Cup win vs. Colorado on June 30, in his start for the Dynamo

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scored six goals in 32 appearances across all competitions (Primera A and Copa Colombia) with Uniautónoma in Colombia's First Division… Helped 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, appearing in three matches (one start) and scoring against Brazil in the group stage… 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 match to qualify for a playoff


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020Houston Dynamo2211800422000
2019Houston Dynamo322813253989230171400
2018Houston Dynamo333019263319543242310
2017Houston Dynamo33241020635713521430
2016Houston Dynamo2210610541411811900
2015Houston Dynamo9001020311200
Career Totals-1319449857115306129765240
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