Atlanta United acquires Adam Jahn and Jake Mulraney via transfer

Atlanta United announced today it has signed forward Adam Jahn from Phoenix Rising for an undisclosed transfer fee and Jake Mulraney via transfer from Heart of Midlothian F.C.

“Adam brings a wealth of MLS experience and we’re pleased to add him to our roster,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He is coming off a strong season with Phoenix and will provide additional competition to our attack.”

Jahn, 29, is a seven-year professional who has more than 100 appearances in MLS. He spent the 2019 season with Phoenix Rising where he scored 17 goals, fifth-most in the league, and helped lead the team to the regular-season title as it broke the USL Championship point total record with 78 points. Jahn was selected to USL Championship’s All-League First Team as his 17 goals and five assists helped Phoenix’s attack set a new league record for goals in a regular season.

The 6-foot-3 striker played for Columbus Crew SC from 2016-18 where he scored six goals in 41 appearances. Prior to Columbus, Jahn was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes with the 15th pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft and played there for parts of four seasons from 2013-16. He made his MLS debut on March 3, 2013 and scored his first professional goal against New York Red Bulls on March 10. Overall in MLS play, Jahn has 12 goals and two assists in 103 league appearances. He also spent time on-loan with USL sides Oklahoma City Energy (2018) and Sacramento Republic (2014 and 2016) and has 29 career goals and eight assists across 74 appearances in USL play.

“We’re excited to add another quality attacking player to our club in Jake,” Atlanta United Vice President and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra said. “He’s a direct player with a lot of pace who can play anywhere across the front three. As he’s in the middle of a season, Jake will be able to get up to full fitness quickly and immediately compete.”

Mulraney has played his entire career in England and Scotland. The Dublin, Ireland native spent two years in the Nottingham Forest academy before signing his first professional contract with Queens Park Rangers in 2014. In October 2015, he was loaned out to Dagenham & Redbridge FC and made his professional debut for the club in a Football League Trophy match. He scored his first professional goal on April 16, 2016 while on loan with League Two side Stevenage FC in a 2-1 victory against Newport County.

In the summer of 2016, Mulraney made the move to Scotland where he signed with Inverness Caledonian Thistle of the Scottish Premiership. He made 32 total appearances in his first season, with 26 of those coming in the league. He had two assists in League Cup action that season. The following season, Mulraney made 32 appearances for Inverness, scoring three goals and adding three assists across all competitions.

The former Irish youth international then made the move to Hearts. He came on strong in the second half of the 2018-19 season, making 12 starts in the final 16 games of the season. He scored his first goal for the club on May 19, 2019, against Celtic. This season, he has been a fixture in midfield with 17 appearances, scoring one goal and adding five assists in all competitions. He had three assists in five matches of Hearts’ 2019 League Cup run that ended in the semifinal against Rangers.

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