In what has been a pretty busy end to the transfer season, the San Jose Earthquakes have made another late move, trading forward Adam Jahn to the Columbus Crew. The Earthquakes traded their forward in exchange for an undisclosed amount of Targeted Allocation Money.
The Columbus Crew announced the signing via their official website in a statement that read, “Columbus Crew SC has acquired forward Adam Jahn (pronounced: JOHN) from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for Targeted Allocation Money. A native of Davis, California, Jahn comes to Columbus after spending the previous three seasons with San Jose.”
Adam Jahn, who was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes as the 15th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, had a decent three years in San Jose. The forward scored 6 goals in 62 MLS appearances for the Quakes, most of which came as a substitute.
Earthquakes general manager John Doyle thanked Adam Jahn for his service to Quakes, saying, “We want to thank Adam for his time with the Quakes. He is a true professional and we wish him the best of luck.”
Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter revealed his excitement towards the acquisition of Jahn and spoke about how he will provide his side with important offensive depth. “We are pleased to welcome Adam to Columbus Crew SC as he provides valuable striker depth for our club in the second half of the season,” said Berhalter. “Adam has a strong physical presence, excellent work rate and is a threat inside the penalty box. We look forward to his arrival to Columbus and integrating him into the team.”
The Columbus Crew currently sit down in 9th in the Eastern Conference and will be hoping Adam Jahn can help spark the side to a strong finish to the season. Adam Jahn will be expected to take some of the goal-scoring burden off striker Ola Kamara, who has singlehandedly netted almost half of the Crew’s goals this season.