Colin Miller's Keys to the Match

Tune in on matchdays for a one hour pre-match show and one hour post-match show as Colin Miller and Corey Basso call the action live on AM730. Tuesday’s pre-match show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys to clinch a playoff spot at LAFC.

Stop Arango, Rodríguez, Vela

LAFC is a very dangerous team.

Cristian Arango has started his MLS career with 13 goals and two assists in his first 15 matches.

Brian Rodríguez has come on strong of late, scoring the first goal in their win over Seattle last time out.

And Carlos Vela, 2019 MLS MVP, has just returned from injury.

The 'Caps need to show discipline in around their box.

Get the ball in the box

LAFC has given up 45 goals.

Since these teams last met on August 21, they have moved to a back three.

The 'Caps must get the ball into the box and put pressure on their back line quickly.

Squad discipline

LAFC are facing a near must-win situation to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Organization and discipline will be very important for the 'Caps.

They need to keep their cool and take the crowd out of the game.

There is so much riding on this match for both teams.