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Michael Vang named 2020 Forward Madison MVP

By Forward Madison FC, 11/05/20, 12:30PM CST

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Flamingos' goalscoring leader won fan survey with nearly 900 votes

Michael Vang has won Forward Madison's 2020 MVP Award, presented by Dairyland Insurance.

Vang, a 20-year-old midfielder, broke out in his debut season with the Flamingos. Despite missing the first three games due to paperwork issues, he managed to lead the team with four goals and added two assists. Vang was also twice named in the USL League One Team of the Week.

Vang also earned notoriety this year as the first Hmong-American to play professional soccer. Earlier this week, Forward Madison donated Vang's game-worn jersey to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Vang earned 882 votes in a fan vote for MVP, enough for 47% of the total and a plurality of the ballots. Midfielder Eric Leonard garnered the second-most votes (549) and defender Jiro Barriga Toyama came third (169).

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