The 21-year-old scored a hat-trick to lead the Dynamo to an impressive 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday. The hat-trick was the first of Manotas' MLS career and the sixth in Dynamo franchise history. Manotas has four goals and one assist in his last six starts for Houston with the club compiling a 3-1-2 record in that time span (West #10, 32 points, 7-11-11 record).
Manotas would complete his hat trick in the 85th minute to give the home side a crucial 3-1 win over the reigning MLS Cup champions. Manotas received a perfect pass from Cristián Maidana in behind the back line and coolly finished past Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson (Watch Goal).
Houston next welcomes New York City FC to BBVA Compass Stadium in Viernes de Futbol action on September 30 (8 p.m. ET, UniMás).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.