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USL Announces Statistical Award-Winners

By Phoenix Rising Communications, 10/07/20, 12:00PM MST

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Solomon Asante Earns Title of Assist-Leader, Junior Flemmings Wins Golden Boot

PHOENIX, Arizona – The USL Championship announced today its statistical award-winners for the 2020 season, with Phoenix Rising FC’s Solomon Asante taking the Assists Champion award for a second consecutive season.

Junior Flemmings was awarded the Golden Boot as he led the league in goals with 14. Asante finished the season with nine assists.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC’s goalkeeper Danny Vitiello claimed the Golden Glove.

Named the Championship’s Most Valuable Player in 2019, Asante is the first player to claim the Assists Champion award in back-to-back seasons. The Ghanaian standout led the Championship in Chances Created. Over the past three seasons, Asante has recorded a league-best 34 assists, to move into fourth place all-time in the Championship in assists. 

The USL Championship’s statistical awards are the first to be announced, with the 2020 USL Championship All-League Teams to be announced in the week prior to the 2020 USL Championship Final on Sunday, November 1.

The 2020 USL Championship Awards including Most Valuable Player, Young Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year will then be announced following the 2020 USL Championship Final on Sunday, November 1.

USL Championship Statistical Awards – Past Five Seasons
Golden Boot 2020 – Junior Flemmings, Phoenix Rising FC
2019 – Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising FC
2018 – Cameron Lancaster, Louisville City FC
2017 – Dane Kelly, Reno 1868 FC
2016 – Sean Okoli, FC Cincinnati

Assists Champion 2020 – Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising FC
2019 – Solomon Asante, Phoenix Rising FC
2018 – Emmanuel Ledesma, FC Cincinnati
2017 – Chris Wehan, Reno 1868 FC
2016 – Villyan Bijev, Portland Timbers 2

Golden Glove 2020 – Danny Vitiello, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
2019 – Matt Pickens, Nashville SC
2018 – Evan Newton, FC Cincinnati
2017 – Tomas Gomez, Rochester Rhinos
2016 – Tomas Gomez, Rochester Rhinos