Colin's Keys to Friday night's clash with Minnesota

Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps take on Western Conference rivals Minnesota United FC.

Close down Reynoso

Minnesota have one of the best players in the league in attacking midfielder Emanuel Reynoso.

The 26-year-old Argentine already has seven goals and four assists this season.

He will need to be closed down quickly as possible.

Midfield battle

The battle in midfield needs to be won.

Minnesota have some hard working and quality players. But so do the ‘Caps, including the recent addition of Andrés Cubas.

Our midfield will need to compete.

Put them under pressure

Our front three can put this Minnesota back four under pressure.

They are a bit suspect at the back and will give us chances.

We need to get the ball forward and take advantage.