Columbus Crew SC announced on Tuesday that the re-signed forward Adam Jahn. The striker, who joined the Black & Gold in a midseason trade with the San Jose Earthquakes, made 12 appearances for Crew SC in 2016, scoring five goals.
Those five goals were a new career best for Jahn who came to Columbus with just six finishes in 62 Major League Soccer appearances.
“We are pleased to have re-signed Adam and are proud of his efforts since arriving to Columbus this summer,” head coach and sporting director Gregg Berhalter said in the press release. “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.”
The California native, who had never lived outside the state before joining Crew SC, was brought in to give the team depth at the forward position after the early-season trade of Kei Kamara and persistent injuries to Conor Casey.
Playing in relief of Ola Kamara, Jahn made his debut for the Black & Gold on July 31 against Toronto FC, just days after arriving. He scored his first goal for Columbus on Aug. 24 against the Philadelphia Union in a 2-1 loss at MAPFRE Stadium.
The forward earned his first start with his new team against his former club on Aug. 27, helping Crew SC to a 2-0 victory over the Earthquakes. He added another goal to his tally in a 2-1 defeat at the LA Galaxy in the next match and appeared in three straight matches in a stretch of seven days at the end of September.
The 25-year old started three of the team’s final four matches at the conclusion of the regular season, scoring three goals in the process.
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