Columbus Crew SC today announced that it has re-signed forward Adam Jahn. Jahn, who joined Crew SC in July via a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes, has made 22 appearances overall and recorded six goals in 2016, most notably scoring five times with Crew SC in 12 appearances.
Jahn’s five goals in 12 appearances for Crew SC set a new career scoring best for the 25-year-old forward. Jahn previously had recorded six goals in 62 MLS appearances (22 starts) before arriving in Columbus this summer.
PHOTOS: Adam Jahn with Crew SC
Of all players in Major League Soccer that have scored at least five goals this season through 33 matches, Jahn’s goals per 90 minutes played average (92.33 minutes/goal) was tops amongst the group, providing an offensive threat each time the 6-foot-3 forward took the field.
“We are pleased to have re-signed Adam and are proud of his efforts since arriving to Columbus this summer,” said Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter. “He has had a positive impact both on and off the field. Since joining the team, Adam has progressively improved in both the understanding our system and his goal scoring confidence. We look forward to working with him next season while continuing to watch him develop as a striker.”
Jahn made his Crew SC debut in a substitute appearance on July 31 at Toronto FC and scored his second overall goal of the season – his first for Columbus – on August 24 against the Philadelphia Union. In the club’s next match, Jahn earned his first start for the Black & Gold in the contest against his former club, the Earthquakes. Jahn would add a goal in an appearance at the LA Galaxy (September 3) and appeared in three straight matches in a stretch of seven days at the end of September.
In the month of October, Jahn started three of the club’s matches, recording his first career brace in the 2-2 draw at Chicago on October 13 before playing a full 90 minutes just three days later and adding a goal in the road match at the New York Red Bulls on October 16. For his efforts, he was named to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Week 32/33. His second goal at Chicago on October 13 was nominated for Major League Soccer’s Goal of the Week for Week 33.
Jahn made a career-best 26 MLS appearances in 2015 with San Jose before splitting the first part of the 2016 campaign between the Earthquakes and Sacramento (USL). He scored in his first MLS appearance this year, with San Jose on April 3, 2016 versus D.C. United. Prior to joining the Earthquakes, Jahn played four seasons for the Stanford Cardinal in the NCAA, including a career-high 13-goal campaign as a senior, where he was named to the All-Pac 12 first team.
Columbus Crew SC re-signs forward Adam Jahn on October 21, 2016.