SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that midfielder Jahmir Hyka has obtained a U.S. green card and no longer occupies an international spot on the club's roster. The green card drops the Quakes from eight international players to seven.
Hyka, 30, joined San Jose ahead of the 2017 season. In his debut season with the club, he tallied three goals and five assists in 30 appearances. Hyka has made 43 appearances for the Albania National Team since his international debut in 2007.
San Jose currently has 28 players under contract for 2018, seven of whom are international players: defenders Francois Affolter, Harold Cummings, Joel Qwiberg and Yeferson Quintana, midfielders Magnus Eriksson and Vako, and forward Danny Hoesen.