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 4:30 p.m. PT at whitecapsfc.com/am730.

Here are Colin’s keys to Saturday's match in Austin.

The heat

For the first time this season, the heat will be a factor for the ‘Caps.

Temperatures could be up to 30 degrees Celsius at Q2 Stadium.

How they deal with that will go a long way towards getting a positive result.

Get crosses into the box

The ‘Caps are very dangerous when they get quality crosses into the box.

That was evident when Brian White scored in Montreal, and again when Tosaint Ricketts equalized only for it to get called back.

Delivery will again be critical.

Pressure

Austin like to play out of the back.

But they tend to overplay, and they can be hit on the counter.

The ‘Caps pressure from front to back has to be consistent and quick.