HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Uniautonoma on May 13, 2015. Re-signed on Feb. 22, 2019
A tall, athletic younger striker, Manotas set a single-season Dynamo record with 25 goals in all competitions in 2018. He also struck twice in the U.S. Open Cup final as Houston captured the trophy for the first time. The Colombian enters the season within striking range of Brian Ching's all-time Dynamo goals record of 56.
OUTSIDE MLS: Debuted with his hometown Uniautonoma before transferring to MLS.
INTERNATIONAL: Played in qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Colombia.