So this happened today.
The San Jose Earthquakes traded away Adam Jahn, who they had loaned to Sacramento Republic FC on many occasions, to Columbus Crew SC for Targeted Allocation Money.
Although Jahn’s trade is a minor transaction for the Quakes, it makes a significant impact on the Republic, since it means that he is no longer available on loan for the Republic, as reflected by his absence from the team’s official roster.
Although he was only ever with the Republic on loan, Jahn was an important part of the team’s early success. In the inaugural 2014 season, he scored 7 goals in 22 games, including the first home goal in Republic history against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Hughes Stadium.
Jahn was also a significant factor in the Republic’s success this year as well, scoring twice and notching one assist in 11 games. He also provided some much needed hold-up play and aerial ability that makes the Republic’s attack flow much better.
With Jahn’s departure from San Jose, the Republic are now down to just three forwards: Cameron Iwasa, Harry Williams, and Mackenzie Pridham. Although Buckle has previously mentioned training Pridham to fill the role of a target forward, that process seems unfinished and as of right now, the Republic are without a direct replacement for Jahn.
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