Nat Borchers

Nat Borchers
Nat Borchers
Nat Borchers
Portland Timbers
Defender
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Real Name: Nat Borchers
HT: 6' 2" WT: 175
Age: 35 (04/13/1981)
Birthplace: Tucson, AZ
Hometown: Pueblo, CO

HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Real Salt Lake on December 18, 2014

Whenever Nat Borchers hangs up his boots, he’ll be considered one of the league’s most brutally effective center backs in history despite going undrafted in 2003. Incredibly, in 11 seasons in MLS, Borchers has played more than 2,000 minutes in every one. That includes his key roles in the middle for two different clubs during MLS Cup title runs; once for Real Salt Lake in 2009 and again for the Timbers in 2015. Borchers is also a devastating weapon on dead balls and corners; his 15 career goals is one of the best totals for a defender in MLS history.

INTERNATIONAL: Borchers’ breakout rookie campaign for the Colorado Rapids in 2003 earned him a U.S. U23 call-up, and he made his full national team debut two years later. He’s had three caps to date, the last coming in 2010.

OUTSIDE MLS: In a 12-plus year pro career, Borchers has only spent one of those outside MLS. He made 42 appearances for Odds BK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen in 2006-2007.

COLLEGE: Borchers spent four wildly successful years at the University of Denver, where he was named to the all-league roster three times and was the league MVP his senior year.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Portland Timbers1616114081518010
2015Portland Timbers313132790015813300
2014Real Salt Lake323212856012319131
2013Real Salt Lake28281252029413210
2012Real Salt Lake262622340012616100
2011Real Salt Lake303032547119614512
2010Real Salt Lake303022673010422140
2009Real Salt Lake303012679012626150
2008Real Salt Lake292902610113124040
2005Colorado Rapids313102721113232071
2004Colorado Rapids292922610111537051
2003Colorado Rapids23220210100030021
Career Totals-335334162985571314625414336
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