ExtraTime Radio: Nat Borchers on why Real Salt Lake thrive as underdogs, plus new Crew boss Gregg Berhalter

Let's Get Real

One leg down and one left to go in the MLS Conference Championships, so who has the upper hand on the road to MLS Cup?

The guys welcome on Real Salt Lake defender Nat Borchers after his team's huge 4-2 win in the first leg on Sunday night to talk about how well they match up against the Portland Timbers, why beating the Galaxy was the emotional lift they needed and if they're galvanizing around the idea that this could be their last run with head coach Jason Kreis.

The guys also welcome back new Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter to the show to discuss what he has planned for his new club, what he learned as the first American head coach in Europe and whether or not those connections will lead to some big personnel moves for the team before the 2014 season.

There's also news about Sigi Schmid's fate in Seattle, a rundown of the latest US national team roster and some dicussion of which team could use Dwayne De Rosario in 2014.


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