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 4:00 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys for this weekend's showdown against Sporting Kansas City.

Stop Johnny Russell

The Scottish international was SKC's biggest threat against Real Salt Lake last weekend.

It seems he's back to his best after a prolific season last year.

The 'Caps must close him down.

Role of the supporters

This is the 'Caps second home match of the season.

The supporters will have to be out in full force to get behind the squad.

Their support last season helped the team reach the playoffs.

Getting the ball forward

The 'Caps will need to get the ball forward on Saturday.

If the strikers can make runs in between Sporting's fullbacks and centre backs, they could find some success.

Also, because SKC work very hard to get goalside, the quicker the 'Caps can counter attack, the more space will open up for them in the final third.