Another Yank Returns Home

American Soccer Daily is reporting that Nat Borchers is coming home to play in the United States, as Real Salt Lake landed the defender via a special allocation lottery. Making the move from Odd Grenland, Borchers is the second ex-MLS player to leave Norway in favor of rejoining Major League Soccer, Ramiro Corrales, who was nabbed by the San Jose Earthquakes earlier this week.
Borchers originally played for the Colorado Rapids from 2003-2006, making 87 appearances and scoring three goals. The Tucson, AZ native played two years in Norway, but desired a return home after his team was relegated.

"Odd Grenland and the MLS reached a deal late last week regarding a transfer fee and I signed my contract with MLS yesterday," said Borchers. "I felt that after two years abroad I was ready to come back and play in the States."

RSL officials were very pleased after winning the defender's services through the special lottery.

"We are ecstatic to bring Nat Borchers on board as a member of Real Salt Lake," RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey said. "He is a defender who has already had success in our league, has enjoyed success abroad, and is someone that should continue to succeed upon his return to MLS. This acquisition is consistent with our goal of building a core of talented players that can contribute now and for the long term as well. We think we've added a tremendous and experienced talent today that will make our team better immediately."

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