Frisco, Texas • Five were away on national duty, six were injured or ill. But one, much to everyone's relief, was back.
After missing the first three games due to an offseason quad injury that was expected to keep him sidelined until mid-April, veteran defender Nat Borchers made his season debut in RSL's 2-0 loss in Dallas.
"It felt great. I missed it so much, just having to watch games from the stadium seats," the 32-year-old said. "I felt like the first 15, 20 [minutes] I was still trying to find my legs, still trying to adjust to the speed of play, but I thought after that I felt really good and I was in spots to defend and doing well with the ball."