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Soccer teams seek bounceback years

For most teams, an overtime loss in the NCAA semifinals to the eventual champions would make for a successful end to the season. Most teams, however, aren’t like Stanford women’s soccer. The Cardinal has appeared in five straight NCAA College Cups dating back to 2008, and after winning the national championship in 2011, falling short in 2012 was a tough pill to swallow.

Adam Jahn breaks through for first professional goal with Earthquakes, a candidate for MLS Player of the Week

Coming on in the 66th minute of San Jose’s marquee matchup against the New York Red Bulls on ESPN2 on Sunday night, Jahn endeared himself to the Earthquakes faithful, as well as coach Frank Yallop, with a late equalizing strike that is a finalist for MLS Goal of the Week. Not bad for someone who didn’t have a bio in the game notes.

San Jose Earthquakes take Adam Jahn in first supplemental round of MLS draft

Stanford senior Adam Jahn, who led the men’s soccer team this season with a career-high 13 goals and 30 points, was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes with the 15th overall pick in Tuesday’s MLS Supplemental Draft. The Davis, Calif. native Jahn was invited to the MLS pre-draft combine and named among the top-60 draft-eligible players in the country, but he was very pleased to be selected by a team so close to home.