Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps chance to close in on the playoff line as they host Real Salt Lake.

Defend diagonal balls

Real Salt Lake play with good width.

They look to play diagonal balls when they attack.

The ‘Caps must defend those diagonal balls.

Exploit gaps

RSL leave gaps when they commit forward.

This is an area that can be exploited.

The ‘Caps can hit them on the counterattack.

Stepping up without Cava

Lucas Cavallini has been in his best for the ‘Caps this season.

He has shown a real leadership and presence on the pitch.

Who will step up to take over that role while he’s away with Canada?