San Jose Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn, who grew up in Davis while prepping at Jesuit, was sent on loan to Sacramento Republic FC Wednesday ahead of the Republic’s inaugural home game against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.
Jahn, 23, was fifth in goals scored by a rookie in Major League Soccer last year, tallying four times in 22 appearances for an Earthquakes squad that missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker.
After starting 10 games at the beginning of the 2013 season under coach Frank Yallop, Jahn’s playing time dwindled under new coach Mark Watson after Yallop and San Jose mutually agreed to part ways.
The Stanford player started just one game after the coaching change and failed to appear in eight of the final 14 games for the Earthquakes.
Jahn has played just three minutes in five games this season, receiving a red card in last weekend’s 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids in his only substitute appearance this year.
Sacramento Republic FC (2-1-2) currently sits in fourth in the USL Pro standings, four points behind the first-place Orlando City Soccer Club.
Republic FC head coach Predrag “Preki” Radosavljević was unavailable to comment on the loan and terms of the loan were not made public.
Sacramento Republic FC serves as the USL Pro minor league affiliate of both the Earthquakes and the Portland Timbers.
Sacramento is required to have at least four players total on loan to them at all times from those MLS clubs.
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