Player Details


Nat Borchers


6' 2"


174 lbs

Date of Birth

4.13.1981 (43)


Tucson, Ariz. United States


Career Summary

Aquired: Trade with Real Salt Lake on Dec. 18, 2014

2016: Played 45 minutes before sustaining an achilles injury in a 2-1 loss against the Galaxy on July 23 ... Started and played 90 minutes for an ninth consecutive MLS game in a 3-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC on July 17 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw against New York on July 10, helping the Timbers’ earn their third shutout in league play ... Logged 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss to the Galaxy in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on June 29 ... ... Started and played 90 minutes for a fourth consecutive game against Real Salt Lake on June 18, helping the Timbers to a 2-2 draw ... Logged 76 minutes and three shots against New York City FC on May 15 ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 7 ... Recorded 90 minutes in three consecutive games (April 16-May 1), helping the Timbers to a 2-0-1 record during that span ... Played 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over San Jose on April 16 ... Logged 72 minutes against FC Dallas on April 13 ... Started and played 90 minutes in five consecutive games (March 6-April 10) ... Recorded an assist in Portland’s 2-1 loss to San Jose on March 13.

2015: Played every minute in the 2015 MLS Cup playoffs (570 minutes) ... Logged 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC in MLS Cup on Dec. 6 ... Tallied a goal against FC Dallas in a 3-1 win in the first leg of the conference championship on Nov. 22 ... Started in 31 of the team's 34 matches, logging 90 minutes in every match ... Led the league with 31 blocks ... Tallied the game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Aug. 15 ... Made his 300th career MLS appearance on May 23 at Toronto FC ... Netted second goal of the season on May 9 in 2-1 win over Montreal ... Tallied his first goal as a member of the Timbers in the 23rd minute against FC Dallas on April 4 ... Played 120 minutes in a 3-1 win over Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup on June 16. 

2014: Made an MLS-career high 32 appearances (all starts) in 2014 with Real Salt Lake, his seventh season with the team ... Helped RSL reach the Wetsern Conference Semifinals ... Tallied one goal in an MLS-career high 2,856 minutes played ... Scored a goal Sept 27, 2014, in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.  

2013: In his sixth season with RSL, Borchers was as dependable as ever, playing and starting in 28 games in the regular season ... His 2,520 logged minutes placed him second on the team in minutes played ... Finished the regular season with one goal and two assists ... Registered two assists in RSL's 4-2 loss to LA Galaxy on Aug. 17 ... Scored his only goal in a 3-3 draw with the Portland Timbers on Aug. 21 ... Registered one yellow card and zero red cards in the regular season ... Real Salt Lake was 12-8-7 with Borchers on the field and 3-2-1 in his absense ... Defensive veteran played every minute in RSL's playoff run. 

CAREER: Prior to joining Real Salt Lake, Borchers played two seasons with Odd Grenland (now known as Odds BK) in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, making 42 league appearances from 2006-07 before returning to MLS in 2008. Borchers began his career with the Colorado Rapids in 2003, starting in 22 matches during his rookie campaign.

INTERNATIONAL: Borchers has earned three caps for the U.S. Men’s National Team since making his senior international debut on March 9, 2005, in a 3-0 friendly win against Colombia. Borchers’ most recent national team appearance came as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 friendly win against South Africa on Nov. 17, 2010.