Former Phoenix Rising FC forward Adam Jahn in 2019 (Arizona Sports / Ashley Orellana)
Former Phoenix Rising FC forward Adam Jahn joins Orange County SC on loan for the 2021 USL Championship season.
Jahn will join OCSC on loan from MLS Atlanta United FC, who bought the PRFC forward in January 2020 for a reported $ 100,000. And although the deals were separated, last season forward Lagos Kunga was also loaned to Phoenix from Atlanta.
The 6-foot-3 forward made a strong impression in his only season in the Valley.
In 31 appearances in a PRFC kit, Jahn has scored 17 goals (tied for fifth in USL in 2019) and notched five assists close to being named to the USL Championship first team with Captain Solomon. Asante.
Asante, Jahn and former Phoenix striker Rising Junior Flemmings have scored 54 combined goals this record-breaking season, crowning the AJF as the deadliest attacking trio in league history.
Rising manager Rick Schantz spoke at length about how high Jahn’s work rate was defensively and how important it was to recruit striker Rufat Dadashov to replace him.
In fact, the new OCSC lender had a clause in their contract with Phoenix that gave them a bonus every time Rising won a clean sheet.
“I am extremely excited with the addition of Adam,” OCSC Director Braeden Cloutier said in a Press release. “He has proven at all levels that he can score goals. He also brings a tireless work ethic to the defensive side of the game which impresses me a lot and which will be a huge asset to the way we want to play.
Jahn will also be returning to play for a club in his home state of California, after the Stanford graduate previously donned the San Jose and Sacramento Republic earthquake jerseys.
Not only will he join one of Phoenix’s biggest rivals in Orange County, but OC now has impressive attacking prowess following the signing of Chris Wehan from New Mexico United this offseason in addition to the return of Thomas Enevoldsen. The Dane missed last season after deciding to stay home in Denmark due to the birth of his child during the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the OCSC will be without Aodhan Quinn in 2021, the midfielder signing with PRFC in December.