Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps host a crucial home match against Houston Dynamo FC at BC Place.

Balls between the backline

Houston has given up 14 goals over their past five matches. They’ve conceded two or more goals in four of those five games.

The ‘Caps need to get the ball down the channel or over the top between their centre backs and their fullbacks.

Do that and they can cause this back four problems.

Don’t be fooled

Houston are coming off of a 6-0 loss in Philadelphia.

But the ‘Caps can’t be fooled by that match.

They will need to be at their best against a wounded Houston side.

Gauld-Cubas effect

Andrés Cubas has been a revelation. The ‘Caps have yet to give up more than one goal with him on the field.

Ryan Gauld is hitting top form with an assist in five straight games.

Just keep doing what you’re doing lads.

UPDATE: Cubas has been ruled out for Friday's match due to MLS Health & Safety Protocols