Colin's Keys

Tune in on matchdays for a one hour pre-match show and one hour post-match show as Colin Miller and Corey Basso call the action live on AM730. Saturday’s pre-match show kicks off at 11:00 a.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys to Saturday's match with CF Montreal.

Midfield battle

A key to this Montreal team is their midfield.

Victor Wanyama is a strong, experienced player who’s played for Southampton and Tottenham, Ismaël Koné is a promising 19-year-old who was recently called up to Canada, and Djordje Mihailovic has become one of the top playmakers in the league.

The ‘Caps will need to have a physical presence in midfield to compete.

Cut off supply to Kei Kamara

This is a familiar name for ‘Caps fans, with Kamara having played in Vancouver in 2018.

The 37-year-old striker is back in the league and has started the past two matches for Montreal.

He’s still a genuine threat in the air, so the ‘Caps will need to stop the supply to him.

Press them high

Montreal were not clever building out from the back against the Red Bulls.

They had several turnovers in dangerous areas and were a bit fortunate to come away with a win.

The ‘Caps need to press them high and take advantage of their opportunities.