Nov. 13, 2003
Every so often, we ask a U.S. Youth National Team player who has established themselves in the pro ranks to look back on their first year and tell us about their experiences, good and bad. This time, the 750-word essay assignment was given to Colorado Rapids rookie and current University of Denver graduate student Nat Borchers, whose rapid-ly (Get it? “Rapid”-ly? Huh? Huh? Is this thing on?) improving play across the MLS season earned him his first call-up to the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team camp and a chance to help the team qualify for the 2004 Olympics.