ExtraTime Radio: Timbers' Nat Borchers on Thanksgiving, beards and community | Zach Loyd leads FC Dallas

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Thanksgiving is here, and Andrew, Matt and David are giving #ThanksToSoccer the only way they know how, with a full hour to get you through holiday travels.

First up, a massive game for the Red Bulls, who have a mountain to climb after last Sunday's 2-0 loss in Columbus. Crew SC should be feeling good...but not that good considering New York's home form. Then FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd pauses daddy duty to explain why the Western Conference's best regular-season team feels confident they're primed for a good performance in the second leg of their Conference Championship.

Portland's Nat Borchers, meanwhile, will do everything in his power to take the Timbers where they've never been before. MLS Cup, to be specific. He also gives his Thanksgiving meal preferences and shares a special off-the-field story from the first leg at Providence Park.

In the mailbag, the guys share what they are thankful for in North American soccer this year.

Weather delay? Long drive? Check out our interview with Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez.

Or listen to the ETR special with Union midfield Mike Lahoud.

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