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DONE DEAL: Rising FC All-League Selection Jahn Transferred to ATL UTD

By Staff, 01/21/20, 8:02PM EST


Standout forward had 17 goals in 2019 season; Kunga joins Phoenix on season-long loan

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising FC announced on Tuesday it had transferred forward Adam Jahn to Major League Soccer side Atlanta United FC ahead of the 2020 season in exchange for an undisclosed fee.

“We want to thank Adam for an incredible year with Phoenix Rising,” said Phoenix Rising FC General Manager Bobby Dulle. “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.”

Jahn appeared in 31 matches (2,682 minutes) in his lone season with Rising FC, scoring 17 goals and tallying five assists while helping the club win the USL Championship Regular Season Title in record-breaking fashion. The club set league records for wins (24) and points (78) in a season.

Jahn also combined with Solomon Asante to break the USL Championship record for most goals by a duo (39) and combined with Asante and Junior Flemmings to break the record for most goals scored by a trio (54) in addition to being the first trio of teammates to score double-digit goals in a single 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.  “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.”

In an additional move, Atlanta United forward Lagos Kunga has been loaned by Atlanta to Rising FC for the season with no right to a recall. The 20-year old was a homegrown signing for the Five Stripes on January 1, 2018. He spent the last two seasons on loan to USL Championship sides Atlanta United 2 and Memphis 901 FC. He scored five goals and tallied two assists in 53 appearances between the two clubs. 

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