How he joined the club: Signed using Targeted Allocation Money on June 14, 2018.
2018 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 12 starts in MLS play after signing midseason … Made his MLS debut against Seattle Sounders FC on July 25, starting and playing 90 minutes … Led the club to their first shutout of the season in just his second start against Real Salt Lake on July 28 … Selected to the MLS Team of the Week in Week 23 … U.S. Open Cup: Was not on the roster in the Fourth-Round matchup against the Portland Timbers on June 6… International Friendlies: Was not on the roster against Club Leon on March 24 … Started and played 45 minutes against Manchester United on July 22.
Professional Experience: Had competed for Vitesse since August of 2010 ... Had made 293 total appearances for the Dutch side across all competitions, tallying 25 goals and 18 assists. Kashia has made at least 26 appearances in the Eredivisie every season since his acquisition ... During the 2017-18 season, started 32 of their 34 matches, tallying three goals and an assist while leading the club to a 13-11-10 record, a sixth-place finish and +16 goal-differential ... He then anchored Vitesse’s back line to four consecutive postseason wins to claim a spot in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round ... Led Vitesse to the domestic KNVB Cup title in 2016-17, starting five of their six games and recording a goal and an assist ... In his five starts, the club outscored their opponents 12-2, including a 2-0 victory over eventual league champions Feyenoord in the quarterfinals ... The native of Tbilisi, Georgia came up the youth ranks of his hometown club FC Dinimo Tbilisi and made his professional debut in 2006 ... Made 13 appearances, scoring two goals and helping the club win the Georgian League, Cup and Super Cup, before being transferred to Vitesse in 2010 ... He was named the Georgian Footballer of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and the Eredivisie Player of the Month in August of 2015.
International: Captain of the Georgia National Team ... Has made more than 60 appearances for Georgia.