SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Adam Jahn

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By IVES GALARCEP

The San Jose Earthquakes didn’t figure to be a team that a rookie forward would be able to find many minutes with heading into the 2013 season, but a rash of injuries presented a golden opportunity for Stanford product Adam Jahn and last Sunday he made the most of it.

Jahn came off the bench in the second half of Sunday’s San Jose-New York Red Bulls match and made an immediate impact, scoring a classy goal before forcing a penalty call after having a header handled in the penalty area. The ensuing penalty kick helped the Earthquakes pull off a 2-1 comeback victory and helped make Jahn the easy pick for SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.

Jahn beat out ┬áNew England defender Andrew Farrell and Colorado forward Deshorn Brown for this week’s honor.

The 15th player taken in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, Jahn flew below the radar coming out of Stanford despite a standout career as one of the top forwards in the Pac-10. Jahn failed to receive an invitation to the MLS Combine, but his hometown Earthquakes invited him to camp and eventually signed him to a contract.

What did you think of Jahn’s performance against the Red Bulls? Seeing him earn a start in the next match? Which rookie impressed you the most in MLS Week Two?

Share your thoughts below.

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9 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Adam Jahn

  1. Sterling M says:

    Unsure whether we’re going with “Wrath of Jahn” or “Word Is Jahn” for the kid.

    My friend made up the former, I did the latter.

  2. Zac Mac says:

    I’m no earthquakes fan, but that finish was sublime

  3. David St. Hubbins says:

    kid is rapidly taking his game to the next level

    I didn’t even think he would make the Quakes roster out of camp. Hope he keeps it up!

  4. chris thebassplayer says:

    Yeah, he definitely earned a start, just put the Lenhart wig on him and he’s good to go. He’s a way better option than Fucito up top. Give Fucito or Garza a shot at flank mid…two games into the season and Salinas is already driving me nuts.

  5. somedude says:

    I checked out more on him and he had 5 goals in 6 appearances for the USA U-18′s….

    Hopefully he keeps it up in MLS and the Senior team is in his future.

  6. Bobb says:

    Davis CA showing up in MLS… first Jalil Anibaba now Adam Jahn.

  7. baropbop says:

    Hope he traded jerseys with Miller

  8. ed - houston says:

    Some players have the luck of being instant heroes with their teams, this is a good start for the kid.