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Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Goodsport, Mar 12, 2013.
"Jahn dubbed "The new Goonie"" (SJEarthquakes.com - Monday, 3/11/13)
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You beat me to it Goodsie! To think I was among the rest of the 100 people who watched Adam Jahn's last college game (Stanford @ CAL Edwards Stadium) where he scored 3 goals. Here is hoping he makes it big!
Sorry about that.
It certainly does seems like yesterday.
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he did nothing against UCLA last year aside from convert a pk that he didn't earn. I did notice he had a good first touch on hold up play in preseason, but he never looked dangerous or like getting on the end of things in the box b/c he lacks mobility.
I'm really impressed with how he is improving. I did not think he would be useful at the MLS level this season, or ever. Hope he keeps making me eat crow!
Apparently he has the nickname "pillow feet". He's got an odd style - he is slow and trots around in a non-threatening 3rd gear all the time, and looks almost timid at times, but his first touch is very good, soft feet as his nickname suggests, and if he can make plays like the ones he made last Sunday, he will be a useful player. He is about the same size as Cam Weaver I think, and kind of looks like him. But while Weaver is probably "faster" (relatively speaking), he doesn't have a very good first touch, based on his work with the Quakes in '09.
Oh, and he needs major work on his goal celebration . He tried to sort of do a slide, but wound up just sort of getting "stuck" and falling awkwardly forward.
He scored 24 goals in his whole college career and 3 in his last game. I guess compared to many, its not bad...
There is a noticeable bump in his stats his last year - 13 goals in 18 matches. Maybe he's kind of coming into his own.
I noticed that, too. It's difficult to tell with only one season as high as that, but he scored a great goal last week, he wasn't far off from converting a second (he was just a little out of position on the back post for a Wondo cross) and then fired a great header on target for the PK. Three good looks in pretty short time frame suggests good things for him. The staff must have had some confidence in him or he wouldn't have been put in to begin with. Let's hope he can continue to build on his early successes.
Although he only really scored 10 in 17 games and a hat trick against Cal as Cal's defense lagged in the 2nd half in his final college game. Good for him though if he is coming into his own as not too many rookies score in only their 2nd professional game right out of college.
Yeah, though even 10 out of 17 is a pretty good clip. He might have actually scored 2 goals in his 2nd game if it were not for the handball - in all of a handful of minutes. I'm not going to get too excited about it though - he played a lot in preseason and didn't score and barely got a shot off IIRC. He is probably not a guy that will ever really be able to impose his will on a game. More like a guy who needs to play with good players who can give him good service, etc.
He could turn into another Lenny although as opposed to Jahn, no one really knew him out of college. Currently though, Lenny is a much stronger and smarter player but I guess that comes with experience.....
I would say that he is a much different player than Lennie. I've read the comparisons, but I don't see it. Lennie is very aggressive and moves pretty quickly for a big guy. Jahn is much slower and much more timid, but seems to have better touch.
Lenhart is an athletic freak, of a family of athletic freaks. His younger brother Daniel is the star player on UCLA's water polo team (and wears Steve's number 24). I saw him sitting near our away section at an LA game last year... he is an ogre. He led UCLA to the national championship game last season where they lost 11-10 to archrivals U$C. I think the surfing/swimming that Steve Lenhart does probably helps his mobility/agility on the soccer field.
I hear surfing really helps your athleticism. Maybe Sigi should take it up considering he criticizes Lenhart so much even though he "drafted him".
I think they'd have to design some kind of special counter-weight surfboard in order for that to be possible.
And he would need Greenpeace shadowing him to protect against Japanese trawlers.
He'd sink the board.
You mean wind drafting to conserve one's energy? Lenny would have no issues drafting behind the girth of sigi. Hell, Bruce's ego would suffice as well.
Oh well, back to chanting for the stadium building asteroid to finally make it's impact!
"San Jose Earthquakes' rookie looking to make his mark" (San Jose Mercury News - Friday, 3/15/13)
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That's a pretty good read. It's interesting that his turn around in goal scoring at Stanford coincided with a coaching change. That might explain a great deal and suggests that he is, in fact, quite talented. I'd be happy if he starts whether it's because Fucito isn't cleared to play or just because the target option is preferred.
Completing only four classes from a distinguished school like Stanford is not that many. I heard that if they had scholarships , they are aloud to go back and take classes free of charge.
Far from hero this week......
I thought he played very well. Good holdup play, good passing, good touch, good pressuring of the opponents, good tracking back, good defending in the box. Didn't get many shots off, but other than that I thought he was great. He reminded me of Gordon-lite. Not as strong, but in the same mold. Lenhart is slightly different: faster, more aggressive, less emphasis on holding up the ball but more of a threat to get in behind.
Jahn won 9 headers vs Columbus, more than anyone on the field besides Cronin (12! ). He also had the most "key passes" on the team with 3. http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2013-03-16-CLB-v-SJ/chalkboard
Me too. He doesn't always anticipate well, but that'll come. He looks a very good understudy to Lenhart and Gordon. And he'll have to be on a fast learning curve if Lenny can't recover without futher surgery.
I thought he did fine. And the team played better with a true target forward. Who would have thought?