HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from Vitesse using Targeted Allocation Money on June 14, 2018.
A 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, who started all 12 games he's appeared in during the second half of the 2018 season and will be the rock of the Quakes' defensive spine in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Kashia is the current captain of the Georgian national team, having debuted in 2009. He currently has 70 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.