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 New 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?
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