Mauro Manotas

Houston Dynamo

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the San Jose Earthquakes

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The Dynamo performed pretty well in their 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes

The Houston Dynamo are now unbeaten in their last six games and currently sit at the top of the Western Conference table. As of late, they've been performing capably on the road and have kept their unbeaten streak at home which includes their latest fixture against the San Jose Earthquakes where they were able to come away with a 3-0 win.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against the Portland Timbers

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Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo were finally able to get their first win on the road in their 3-1 win over D. C. United which completed a successful 4 points out of 6 in their two game road trip. The Dynamo came out strong in the first half with goals coming from Andrew Wenger, Mauro Manotas, and homegrown product Memo Rodriguez.

Alex shows well in last chance as a No. 10

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Alex picked up three assists against D.C. United in what is likely his last game as a No. 10 before the arrival of Tomas Martinez.

The Houston Dynamo picked up their first road win of the season on Saturday against D.C. United. Without five possible starters and three of their best attackers, they scored three times in the first 17 minutes to put away the struggling DCU early and secure the three points.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against Minnesota United FC

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Who's in your starting XI against Minnesota United FC?

Following a bit of a congested schedule at the end of June and going into early July the Houston Dynamo got a small break while the CONCACAF Gold Cup played its group stage. With the knockout round underway, MLS play has resumed and the Dynamo have another double game week.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Seattle Sounders

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We took a look at how people rated players' performances following the 2-1 win over the Sounders

Last Sunday I asked for help in rating the Houston Dynamo players' performances following their 2-1 victory over the reigning MLS Cup champs, the Seattle Sounders. The response was outstanding so I averaged out the ratings to give us more or less how we all felt about the game.

Houston Dynamo Sign Veteran Forward Vicente Sánchez

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The Dynamo add experience with the signing of veteran forward Vicente Sánchez

The offseason moves continue for the Houston Dynamo as Head Coach Wilmer Cabrera has reunited with the latest signing, Vicente Sánchez. The veteran forward brings experience to the Dynamo's young core of players as he's played in several clubs in South America, Mexico, Germany, and in MLS with the Colorado Rapids.

Mauro Manotas Scouting Report

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Of the select few promising young players currently in the Houston Dynamo organization, striker Mauro Manotas is the most prominent of them. He earned a starting job under Wade Barrett late in the 2016 season at the age of 21 and finished tied for the most goals on the team.

Out of all the envisioned turnover this offseason, Manotas seems to be the one player who is sure to stay for 2017.

Wade Barrett should have been given the Dynamo’s managerial position

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Will Bruin is right: Wade Barrett deserved the job.

The Houston Dynamo should have kept Wade Barrett as their head coach. That seems to be the sentiment of many fans, and that feeling was expressed on Twitter by both current and former players. I agree with Will Bruin, Sheanon Williams, Stuart Holden, and Geoff Cameron: Barrett did what he could in an unfortunate situation and deserves to be rewarded for it.

Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo: Scouting Report

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The offense runs through Mauro Manotas. He's less than average when not facing Portland in Houston.

In each of the last two matchups (both on the road) Houston held a one-goal lead until late in the match, when the Seattle Sounders managed a pair of tying stoppage-time goals. Now, the Worst in the West will visit the Emerald City, eliminated from playoff contention and with an interim coach at the helm.

Dynamo Fail to Equalize Late, Dropped 3-2 by the Rapids

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Despite showing promise in the attack late, the Dynamo were unable to catch-up to the Colorado Rapids and fall 3-2 at home.

The Houston Dynamo hoped to take down the 2nd place in the West Colorado Rapids Saturday night in Houston, TX. Interim manager Wade Barrett had been criticized during his time for not fully utilizing the offense which at times had looked stagnant.

Previewing the Houston Dynamo vs. the Colorado Rapids with Burgundy Wave

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We spoke with John Rosch to discuss the upcoming Western Conference fixture between the Dynamo and the Rapids and even some My Little Pony!

The Houston Dynamo stumbled last week when New York City FC came to town which spoiled their winning streak. This time they'll have a chance to turn it around against the 2nd place team in the West, the Colorado Rapids.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Lineup against the Colorado Rapids

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The Houston Dynamo take on 2nd place in the West the Colorado Rapids. Who's in your starting XI?

The Houston Dynamo failed to extend their winning streak after last week's 2-0 home loss to Eastern Conference powerhouse New York City FC thanks to a brace by David Villa. The offense that looked so good the week prior in large part to a hat-trick by Mauro Manotas struggled to get any shots on target despite 11 total shots.

Villa shines as NYCFC beats Dynamo to take top spot in East

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A dominant performance from New York City FC earned the team a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night.

David Villa strengthened his MVP campaign with two goals in the NYCFC win. The first came in the 52nd minute off a corner kick and the second arrived just before the final whistle.

Portland Timbers Lose 3-1 to Houston Dynamo, Remain Winless on the Road

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The Portland Timbers kept their road losing streak alive, dropping a 3-1 result to the Houston Dynamo and losing vital ground in the playoff race.

The Dynamo broke the deadlock in 34th minute after a closely fought first half. A mis-placed pass from Alvas Powell across the back line was picked up by the home side deep in the Timbers' half and sent into the box from near the end line.

Houston Dynamo vs Real Sale Lake Final Score: Houston Dynamo get first win at Rio Tinto Stadium

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Dynamo get second road win of the season.

Going into Saturday's game against Real Salt Lake the Houston Dynamo had never won at Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake were undefeated at home in 2016 and the Dynamo had only won one game on the road in 2016. After Saturday's game the Dynamo had a win at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL had their first home loss and Houston had their second road win of the season.

US Open Cup, Houston Dynamo vs San Antonio FC Final Score: Dynamo dominate SAFC to advance to next round

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Dynamo dominate SAFC to advance to next round

Houston entered the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup to host San Antonio FC. It was a quiet yet goal heavy game for the Dynamo.

First half was a quiet one save for two Dynamo goals. Mauro Manotas took at long touch to him self after a SAFC defender fell down and slotted to goal.

Dynamo, Rapids play to 0-0 draw

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Neither team was able to get on the board in this scoreless Saturday night match.

The Houston Dynamo and the Colorado Rapids played to an underwhelming 0-0 tie on Saturday night.

The first half of the match between the two MLS teams was a bit of a boring one. Tyler Deric made two big saves to keep Colorado off the score board.

The Rest

Alex will play big role against the New England Revolution

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The Dynamo's Alex will be a big factor on Saturday when Houston travel to New England.

The Dynamo flew past the New York Red Bulls last week on the back of an in-form attack, with Cubo Torres scoring three goals (you may have heard). Mauro Manotas played well in his first game starting as a winger, and Houston were able to create a ton of big chances even without Alberth Elis starting.

Complete Scouting Report of Mauro Manotas: Evaluation, Grades, Conclusion

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A full, comprehensive evaluation of Mauro Manotas.

This is my main report on Mauro Manotas, covering six areas of his performance: shooting/finishing, passing, tactical awareness, technical ability, physical traits, and durability. If you haven't, I strongly encourage you to read the intro article here for more information on what exactly this is.

Dynamo sign forward Mauro Manotas from Colombian first division

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The Dynamo have signed forward Mauro Manotas on transfer from Uniautónoma F.C. of Colombia's first division.

Manotas, who underwent a physical for the club in Colombia over the weekend, is the third young attacking player from North or South America to sign with the Dynamo since general manager Matt Jordan and coach Owen Coyle took over late last year.