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Former Columbus Crew SC forward Adam Jahn signs with USL Phoenix Rising

A United Soccer League Championship side on the West Coast added a player with Major League Soccer experience to its roster this week.

Phoenix Rising FC, the runner-up in the league’s title game, signed Adam Jahn to a contract for the 2019 season on Monday.

Jahn, 27, has played in more than 100 MLS matches since 2013 and has tallied 12 goals and two assists in the top league in the U.S. over his career. The native Californian has also scored 11 USL goals in 38 appearances in the second-tier league.

His contract with Phoenix is pending league and federation approval.

“I’m extremely excited and honored to start this next phase of my career with Phoenix Rising FC,” Jahn said in a statement. “I’m committed to doing anything in my power to help the team bring home a USL Championship, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Jahn played in eight games with Columbus Crew SC in 2018 and also played in 10 games with the Oklahoma City Energy, a USL side. His last memorable MLS moment came in the knockout round of the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, where he connected on the game-winning kick in a penalty shootout against Atlanta United FC, which silenced the crowd of more than 67,000 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

In addition to his playoff experience in MLS, Jahn won a USL Cup while on loan with Sacramento Republic in 2014

After a career at Stanford where he was an All-Pac-12 first team selection, Jahn began his professional career after being picked by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft.

In addition to signing Jahn, Phoenix has also re-signed forward Jason Johnson, signed midfielder Junior Flemmings from the Tampa Bay Rowdies and re-signed midfielder Alessandro Riggi within the past week. Its roster currently stands at 13 players for the 2019 season.

Over the past two seasons, veteran striker Didier Drogba has scored 17 goals in 26 appearances with the team. The 40-year-old from the Ivory Coast is also owns a piece of the club.

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