In a recent MLS match between the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, it wasn’t Zlatan Ibrahimovic or any other soccer players that took home title of MVP. Instead, it was this amazing little girl singing the national anthem—and the amazing video of her performance has gone viral.

Seven-year-old Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja took center field at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, California where she belted out an unbelievable rendition of the National Anthem. While Malea Emma had won the LA Galaxy’s National Anthem competition, her best prize was winning the hearts of thousands of adoring fans with her phenomenal performance.

LA Galaxy’s newest member, Ibrahimovic, applauded Malea Emma and called her the true “MVP of the game.” And he’s right. She is one adorably confident young vocalist, who gains more strength and vocal pizzazz with each note she sings. If you watch the video all the way to its final moments, you’ll totally understand.

Not only was her performance moving, but as one Twitter fan pointed, she was clearly the home team’s lucky charm, as LA Galaxy scored a big 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: LA Galaxy via Instagram

 

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