Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps take on defending Supporters Shield champs New England Revolution.

Keep tight on Carles Gil

New England had the best record in MLS last year, and a big reason for that was Carles Gil.

The reigning MLS MVP makes them tick. This season he already has four goals and eight assists.

He is a busy and good player, and will be key in this match.

Clean sheet

The ‘Caps have been better lately, with two clean sheets in their last four MLS matches.

New England have not been shut out in their past 12 games.

The ‘Caps will need to close the ball down quicker around our box to keep them out.

Front three

The link up play between Ryan Gauld, Lucas Cavallini, and Brian White is something positive to build on.

That was on display Wednesday when Gauld helped set up both goals that Brian White ended up scoring.

Whether or not it is these three again, the ‘Caps need to keep getting the ball in the box.