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Houston Dynamo acquire full acquisition rights for forward Mauro Manotas

The Houston Dynamo have acquired the full acquisition rights for forward Mauro Manotas from Uniautónoma FC, his former club in Colombia, the Dynamo announced today.

When the Dynamo initially signed Manotas to a transfer agreement from Uniautónoma in 2015, the Colombian club retained a portion of his acquisition rights. This transaction gives the Dynamo full ownership of Manotas’ acquisition rights moving forward.

The Dynamo acquired the full acquisition rights and re-signed the 21-year-old Colombian striker using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). The 21-year-old striker will no longer occupy a Designated Player spot on the Dynamo first-team roster, with the addition of Young Designated player Alberth Elis per MLS roster rules.

“We are pleased to fully secure the rights of Mauro Manotas with the Houston Dynamo after a lengthy process,” said Dynamo Vice President and General Manager Matt Jordan. “Mauro is a young and talented player who has adapted well to our city and club. He’s a goal scorer who has demonstrated his quality and upside at a young age, and we look forward to his continued growth with the Houston Dynamo.”

The Dynamo now have one of their three Designated Player slots on their roster available, with forwards Elis and Erick Torres filling the other two spots.

Transaction: The Houston Dynamo re-sign FW Mauro Manotas using Targeted Allocation Money and acquire his full acquisition rights from Uniautónoma FC.