HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Vitesse using Targeted Allocation Money on June 14, 2018.
An veteran center back, Kashia comes to San Jose after eight seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie with Vitesse. With his extensive club and international experience, Kashia figures to be an important part of the Quakes' defensive spine once he is eligible to play in July 2018. He will reunite with Vako in San Jose
INTERNATIONAL: Kashia is the current captain of the Georgian national team, having debuted in 2009. He currently has 64 international caps, with two goals and an assist to his name. Kashia was named the Georgian Footballer of the Year 2012 and 2013.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rose through the academy and played his first five professional seasons for Dinamo Tblisi, one of Georgia's most popular clubs. Transferred to Vitesse in 2010 and made 293 appearances across all competitions over his eight seasons at the club, where he would wear the captain's armband. Made at least 26 appearances in each Eredivisie season after debuting for Vitesse.