Skillful young forward that currently holds the record for most goals scored by any Dynamo player in a calendar year and most goals in an MLS season. Acquired by the Dynamo in transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. on May 13, 2015.
2018 MLS: Played in 33 games for the Dynamo this season leading the Dynamo with 19 goals and is fourth with most goals in the league ... Scored his 18th and 19th goal of the season in a 3-2 win against Los Angeles Galaxy on October 28, earning a spot in the MLS Team of the Week for Week 35 ... Scored his 17th goal of the season in a 3-2 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on October 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 October 12, earning a spot in the MLS Team of the Wee ... Scored his 15th goal of the season in a 3-2 win against 3-2 San Jose Earthquakes on September 29, which made him the Dynamo player with most goals in a single regular season and earning a spot in the MLS Team of the Week ... Scored his 13th and 14th goal of the season in a 4-1 win against Portland Timbers on September 15, these two goals made him the Dynamo player with most goals scored across all competitions and tied him for most goals scored in a single-season ... Scored his 12th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss at FC Dallas on September 1, this goal tied him for most goals scored by a Dynamo player in a single season across all competitions ... Scored his 11th goal of the season in a 3-1 loss against Philadelphia Union on July 25, this goal extended his single career high and placed in lone fourth place of the team's all-time scoring leader Scored his 10th goal of the season in a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas on July 21, this goal tied his career single-season record and tied him in fourth of the team's all-time scoring leader ... Scored his ninth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw against Los Angeles FC, becoming the sixth-best scorer in Dynamo history ... Scored his seventh and eighth goal of the season in a 3-2 loss at Sporting Kansas City on June 23, earning him 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 have scored 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 first season debut on Opening Day and scored a goal in a 4-0 win over Atlanta United FC on March 3
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Holds the club record for most goals scored in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with eight, including six in the 2018 tournament ... 2018: started in four games, scoring the game-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.) against Los Angeles FC on August 8 helping the Dynamo and two more to win the Golden Boot and the help the Dynamo win the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... 2016: Scored six goals in the regular season and three in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ... 2015: scored first Dynamo goal, the game-winning header in 1-0 2015 U.S. Open Cup win vs. Colorado on June 30, in his start for the Dynamo
2017 MLS: Made four appearances and three starts during the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... His first postseason goal was a game-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 ... Played in 33 games 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 on 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
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