The San Jose Earthquakes did not look good in the first half of last weekend's 2-1 loss at the New England Revolution. The home side put them under tremendous pressure, and the Quakes defenders were required to play out of tight spaces too often. The Revolution's tactics were directly responsible for creating both of their goals in the first half as San Jose never was able to establish possession in the Revs side of the center line.
But that all changed when Adam Jahn entered after intermission, and the Earthquakes enjoyed using a true target forward to relieve the New England pressure. One game came, through a penalty kick, and an equalizer seemed very likely. The match ended in a loss, but the inclusion of Jahn was a breathe of fresh air for a side that struggled to make the most of its three designated players.
So how did the Earthquakes starting line-up look on Sunday against Real Salt Lake? It had Jahn up top, of course!