San Jose Earthquakes have completed the signing of center back Guram Kashia for Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem. He will be eligible to play for San Jose after the Secondary Transfer Window opens on July 10, 2018.
BREAKING: #Quakes74 acquire Vitesse and Georgia National Team captain Guram Kashia: https://t.co/5nz1hIursr #WelcomeGuram | #WeAreSanJose pic.twitter.com/y9N6sbB535
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 14, 2018
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During the 2017-18 season, Kashia started 32 of their 34 matches, scored three goals and provided an assist. He then anchored Vitesse’s back line to four consecutive play-offs wins to claim a spot in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.
Kashia 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.