A rough season for Crew SC did yield some hope for the future, and as part of its rebuild the team announced Tuesday it has re-signed forward Adam Jahn.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. He earned $67,500 in 2016.
Jahn, 25, scored five goals in 12 Columbus appearances after arriving in a trade with San Jose, which had claimed him in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He scored four goals in 22 appearances his rookie year and twice went on loan to San Jose’s USL affiliate Sacramento Republic FC. For the Quakes overall he scored six goals in 62 appearances (22 starts).
“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 in a team statement. “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.”
Despite their scoring woes, the Quakes swapped Jahn for Targeted Allocation Money and went on to score a league-worst 32 goals. The former Stanford teammate of Seattle and U.S. forward Jordan Morris started just four games for Columbus yet wound up tied for third on Crew SC with five goals.
“I was happy with these past few months and just can’t wait to see what happens in the next few years,” said Jahn.