Borghi was most famous for being the United States backstop at the 1950 World Cup, when the Americans beat England, 1-0. That win over the Three Lions is still considered one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. Borghi made several fantastic stops in that match and it was said that he was the Americans' best player on the day.
Borghi played nine times for the U.S. and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame along with the rest of the 1950 squad in 1976. In addition to his play for the U.S., he won the U.S. Open Cup with Simpkins-Ford in 1948 and again in 1949.
With the passing of Borghi, former Temple and Penn State head coach Walter Bahr is the only remaining living member of the 1950 World Cup team.