“This year and season did not go as planned but together as a team, we stood by each other to ensure the joy of the game prevailed. This award is dedicated to the entire team, our board of directors and our amazing fanbase. My family and friends… I say thank you so much.” pic.twitter.com/pWJTXRktty— Phoenix Rising FC (@PHXRisingFC) November 6, 2020
Minnesota United forward Kevin Molino is the only other player who had earned the MVP award twice, in the 2012 and 2014 seasons.
The Ghanaian playmaker scored six goals and again led the USL Championship with nine assists. The Rising won the Western Conference for the second time in three seasons.
It was unable to play in the 2020 USL Championship final against the Tampa Bay Rowdies because the game was called off after multiple Rowdies tested positive for COVID-19.
USL Championship MVP:
2011: Yordany Alvarez, Orlando City
2012: Kevin Molino, Orlando City
2013: Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh Riverhounds
2014: Kevin Molino, Orlando City
2015: Matt Fondy, Louisville City
2016: Sean Okoli, FC Cincinnati
2017: Dane Kelly, Reno 1868
2018: Emmanuel Ledesma, FC Cincinnati
2019: Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising
2020: Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising