Colin's Keys

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Here are Colin’s keys as the 'Caps are back at BC Place for a big match against Chicago Fire FC.

Stop Shaqiri

It's gone a bit under the radar, but Chicago made one of the biggest signings in the league when they added Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri.

He's won the Bundesliga, Premier League, Champions League, and played in the FIFA World Cup.

He has three goals and seven assists this season. The 'Caps must put him under pressure immediately.

Battle of the kid keepers

At 18-years-old, Chicago goalkeeper Gaga Slonina is one of the most talked about young player in MLS, with rumours of a transfer to Chelsea. He's done well with nine clean sheets this season.

For the 'Caps, 20-year-old Isaac Boehmer has stepped up recently, conceding only a penalty kick in 135 minutes against Cincinnati and Portland and being named to the MLS Team of the Week.

Vanni Sartini has said that all three of his goalkeepers need to prepare to be the starter, including Cody Cropper and Thomas Hasal, and all will need to be up for the task.

Focus on the Fire

The 'Caps have a big match on Tuesday in the Canadian Championship Final against Toronto FC at BC Place.

But none of that matters on Saturday. They need a result to keep pace in the MLS playoff race in the Western Conference.

They must have total focus on the Fire, and Tuesday will look after itself.