Mauro Manotas | Postgame vs. Orlando City SC

(sobre el poder haber anotado dos goles en el partido) “Contento por la Victoria, Gloria a Dios se vuelve a ganar aqui en casa donde somos bien Fuertes. Somos hasta ahora invencibles, no hemos podido perder aca. Hay que seguir asi. Buen trabajo por todo el equipo y gloria a dos por los dos goles”.

(sobre como se recupero despues de fallar el penal) “Eso va en la confianza que le tienen a uno, El Profe, el equipo. Bote el penalti, pero no importo, yo segui con mis ganas de marcar y gloria Dios se pudieron marcar dos goles”.

(sobre la celebracion con Wilmer Cabrera) “Yo estoy muy agradecido con El Profe. El ha sido para mi como un padre aqui en Houston. Cuando el llego aqui me acogio, me esta dando la oportunidad y hoy me dio la oportunidad de poder empezar. Gloria a Dios se pudo marcar y le pude dedicar un gol a el”.

(sobre la jugada de su segundo gol) “Como venia hablando aca con Romell (Quioto). Fue practicamente la misma jugada que contra San Jose, la misma, que nos ibamos los dos. Esta vez se pudo manejar de la mejor manera, todo fue en el buen pase y en el buen control que hice. Gloria s Dios se pudo marcar”.

(sobre que le dijo Wilmer Cabrera despues de fallar el penal) “Lo mismo que me dijeron todos los companeros, que siguiera trabajando con confianza, que siguiera haciendo un buen trabajo. Hicimos un buen trabajo de principio a fin. El equipo de Orlando es muy bueno, pero practicamente no tuvo chance de gol y nosotros fuimos muy contundentes arriba”.

Translated from Spanish

(on being able to score two goals) “I am happy because we won. Thanks to God. We got the win at home. Up to now we have been invincible here; we haven’t been able to lose. We have to stay on that path. It was a good effort by the whole team and praise to God for my two goals.”

(on how he came back from missing a penalty kick) “That’s all about the trust you have been given byEl Profe (Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera) and the team. I missed a penalty kick, but it didn’t matter, I was still driven to score and thank God, I scored twice.”

(on the celebrating with Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera) “I am really thankful for El Profe. He has been like a father for me here in Houston. When he arrived, he supported me, he has been giving me the opportunity and today he gave me the opportunity to start. Praise God, I was able to score and I could dedicate a goal to him.”

(on his second goal) “As I was talking with (FW) Romell (Quioto). It was just like the play against San Jose, exactly the same, where we both took off. This time we were able to finish it. It was all due to the great pass and the good control I had. Thank God, I was able to score.”

(on what Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera told him after missing the penalty kick) “The same thing everyone told me: that I needed to keep being confident, that I needed to keep up the good work. We did a great job from beginning to end. Orlando is a good team, but they didn’t have many scoring opportunities and we were effective on the offensive end.”