PHOENIX — One of Phoenix Rising's top players, Adam Jahn, has made his way back to Major League Soccer.
Phoenix Rising FC announced Tuesday that forward Adam Jahn has been transferred to Atlanta United for the 2020 season in exchange for a fee.
"We want to thank Adam for an incredible year with Phoenix Rising," said Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle in a press release. "Adam is not only a fantastic player who gave everything he had every day to help lead the team to a record-breaking season during 2019, he is also a great person who represented our club with exceptional class in the community."
He was formally signed to MLS teams, Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes over a span on seven years.
In his first and only season with the Rising, Jahn proved himself to be one of the top performers on the team. Jahn was named to the USL Championship All-League First Team, and was named to the team of the week three times. He was also named Player of the Week once during the 2019 season.
Jahn scored 17 goals, and had 6 assists in the 2019 season, which alongside other top performers, led to the team earning the USL Championship Regular Season Title.
Solomon Asante, Adam Jahn, and Junior Flemmings also broke a league record for a trio of teammates to score at least 15 goals in an entire season.
"A core component of our mission at Phoenix Rising FC is to develop and profile professional players to help them expand their careers domestically and internationally," said Phoenix Rising FC Governor Berke Bakay in a press release. "As much as we would love for Adam Jahn to continue playing for Phoenix Rising, we immediately gave him the opportunity to speak with Atlanta United when they called us, because he earned this growth opportunity. Atlanta was great to work with, and we are proud to see Adam return to Major League Soccer and compete for one of the elite clubs in North America. Adam will represent Phoenix Rising very well in Atlanta, and we wish him all the best."
Along with this announcement, Phoenix Rising has also signed forward Lagos Kunga on loan from Atlanta United for the 2020 season, with no right to a recall.
“It’s a good opportunity for Lagos, as Phoenix expressed an interest in acquiring him,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said in a press release. “We see this as a mutually beneficial trade for both teams.”
Phoenix Rising's regular season is set to begin on March 7 as they take on the Portland Timbers 2 at home. You can catch all matches on CW61 Arizona!