Michael Vang, a 20-year-old midfielder who broke out in his debut season with the Flamingos, has won Forward Madison’s 2020 MVP Award.
Despite missing the first three games due to paperwork issues, Vang 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 earned 882 votes in a fan vote for MVP, presented by Dairyland Insurance, which was enough for 47% of the total and a plurality of the ballots. Midfielder Eric Leonard came in second with 549 votes followed by defender Jiro Barriga Toyama with 169 votes.
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.