Nat Borchers

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Nat Borchers
Personal information
Full nameNat Borchers
Date of birth(1981-04-13) April 13, 1981 (age 31)
Place of birthTucson, Arizona, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubReal Salt Lake
Number6
Youth career
1999–2002Denver Pioneers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002Boulder Rapids Reserve
2003–2006Colorado Rapids87(3)
2006–2008Odd Grenland46(1)
2008–Real Salt Lake131(7)
National team
2005–United States3(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 30, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2010
 
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Nat Borchers
Personal information
Full nameNat Borchers
Date of birth(1981-04-13) April 13, 1981 (age 31)
Place of birthTucson, Arizona, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubReal Salt Lake
Number6
Youth career
1999–2002Denver Pioneers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2002Boulder Rapids Reserve
2003–2006Colorado Rapids87(3)
2006–2008Odd Grenland46(1)
2008–Real Salt Lake131(7)
National team
2005–United States3(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 30, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 17, 2010

Nat Borchers (born April 13, 1981, in Tucson, Arizona) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

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Career

Youth and College

Borchers attended East High School in Pueblo, Colorado where he played on the boy's soccer team. In his four years at East High School, he was selected all-league three times and All-State once. He was chosen as the League MVP his senior year. He also played for the youth club, Colorado Storm (Club Colorado Select). In addition to playing soccer, Borchers ran track and played basketball.

Borchers played four years of college soccer for the University of Denver from 1999 to 2002, and also excelled for the Colorado Rapids' PDL affiliate, the Boulder Rapids Reserve. He was selected all-league three times and was the MVP of the league in his senior year at DU. Despite this, Borchers went undrafted in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. Borchers earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting while in school.

Professional

Borchers was signed to the Rapids' developmental roster March 18, 2003, however, and soon proved to be far better than most had suspected. By the middle of the 2003 season, Borchers had secured a starting spot in Colorado's central defense. Throughout the 2005 season, Borchers continued to anchor the Rapids defense.

In 2006, Borchers was transferred to Norwegian club Odd Grenland. In February 2008, Borchers signed with MLS side Real Salt Lake on a transfer, after being released by Odd Grenland.[1] His success with RSL in his first three seasons with the club led to a long-term deal announced on February 14, 2011 that will keep Borchers in Salt Lake through the 2014 season.[2]

International

Borchers' surprising 2003 season led to him being called up for the Under-23 team's Olympic Qualifiers, in which the team was eliminated. He earned his first cap for the senior national team on March 9, 2005, against Colombia. Nat most recently played for the senior team on November 17, 2010, against South Africa, entering in the 67th minute.

Honors

Real Salt Lake

See also

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