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Michael Vang Named 2020 Forward Madison MVP

November 5, 2020 - United Soccer League One (USL1) - Forward Madison FC News Release


Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang
(Forward Madison FC, Credit: Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)

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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Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang
Forward Madison MVP midfielder Michael Vang

(Justin Nuoffer, Forward Madison FC)

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