Colombia U-20 national team forward acquired by the Dynamo in transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. on May 13, 2015.
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