How he joined the club: Signed as a Designated Player on June 22, 2017.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Scored in his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls on July 19 … Scored in his first start at Avaya Stadium on Aug. 19 against the Philadelphia Union.
Professional Experience: Spent six years with SBV Vitesse of the Dutch Eredivisie from 2011-2017 … Tallied 25 goals and 10 assists in 104 league games for the Dutch side, adding another three goals and three assists in other top-flight competition … Made eight appearances in international cup competitions, including Europa League qualifiers, Europa League and UEFA Champions League … Spent the majority of the 2016-17 season on loan from Vitesse with Poland’s Legia Warsaw, helping them win the league championship with a 21-6-10 overall record.
Began his career in his native Georgia with FC Saburtalo in 2010, spending time on loan with Metalurgi Rustavi and Sioni Bulnisi.
International: Has extensive experience playing with the Georgia National Team, scoring nine goals in 24 appearances at various youth levels and five goals to date for the senior team.